Files with xar extension can be found as backups created when the autosaving options is enabled in latest Microsoft Excel.

There are 2 other file types using
the XAR file extension!

xar file icon.xar - Xara vector drawing

xar file icon.xar - eXtensible ARchiver archive

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XAR file extension - Microsoft Excel AutoRecover backup

What is xar file? How to open xar files?

File type specification:

Microsoft Office file type icon Microsoft Office file type

Backup file type icon Backup file type

xar file icon: xar filetype icon

The xar file extension is associated with Microsoft Excel, one of the most popular and powerful tool you can use to create format spreadsheets, graphs and much more.

The xar files are used since Microsoft Excel 2007 for autosaving purposes. Microsoft Excel 2007 and later has a built-in AutoRecover feature that has replaced the AutoSave add-in that exists in versions of Excel that are earlier than Microsoft Excel 2002.

The AutoRecover feature saves copies of all open Excel files at a user-definable fixed interval. The files can be recovered if Excel closes unexpectedly, for example, during a power failure.

The default software associated to xar file type:

Microsoft Excel icon

Microsoft Corporation logo Microsoft Excel  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
  Microsoft Corporation

Microsoft Excel is popular spreadsheet application distributed with Microsoft Office suite. Excel is able to calculating, contains graphing tools, pivot tables and own programming language based on Visual Basic. Excel supports charts, graphs or histograms generated from specified groups of cells. Excel also can change data between other Microsoft Office applications. Excel is available for Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X and various mobile platforms.

Microsoft Excel for Mac icon

Microsoft Corporation logo Microsoft Excel for Mac  Apple macOS / Mac OS X software

Company or developer:
  Microsoft Corporation

Microsoft Excel for Mac is popular spreadsheet application used to analyze, organize and manage data and lists. It is able to create visually rich datasheets and tables with icons, data bars and color scales. Microsoft Excel for Mac is fully compatible with Microsoft Excel for Windows.

Help how to open XAR files:

Microsoft Excel should be able to access data from *.xar files.

How to convert file with extension XAR:

Open AutoRecover backup in Excel and export it to other compatible formats.

Related links:

Excel AutoRecover

List of software applications associated to the .xar file extension

Recommended software programs are sorted by OS platform (Windows, Mac OS X etc.) and possible program actions
that can be done with the file
: like open xar file, edit xar file, convert xar file, view xar file, play xar file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in File-Extensions.org's database).

Hint:
Click on the tab below to simply browse between the application actions, to quickly get a list of recommended software, which is able to perform the specified software action, such as opening, editing or converting of the xar files.

  • Open xar file
  • Recover xar file
  • Backup xar file
  • Others xar file

Software that open xar file - Microsoft Excel AutoRecover backup

Click on the link to get more information about listed programs for open xar file action.

Microsoft Windows:

Main software associated with xar file by default:
Microsoft Excel small icon Microsoft Excel
Other suggested software:
Microsoft Office small icon Microsoft Office

Apple macOS / Mac OS X:

Main software associated with xar file by default:
Microsoft Excel for Mac small icon Microsoft Excel for Mac
Other suggested software:
Microsoft Office for Mac small icon Microsoft Office for Mac

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