Files with xar extension are used by The Header utility. They are data archive file formats.

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

xar icon.xar - Microsoft Excel AutoRecover backup

empty icon.xar - Xara vector drawing

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Software that open xar file

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XAR file extension - eXtensible ARchiver archive

What is xar file? How to open xar files?

File type specification:

Archive and compressed file type icon Archive and compressed file type

The xar file extension has three main regions, The Header, The Table of Contents, and The Heap. The header is a small binary data structure that identifies the file format (file magic). The table of contents is parsed as an XML document. The heap occupies the remainder of the file. Files' data are stored in the heap.

The default software associated to open xar file:

Google Inc. logoXAR  Apple macOS / Mac OS X software

Company or developer:
Google Inc.

XAR is an alternative file archiver with aim to provide an easily extensible archive format.

Help how to open:

Files with xar extension can be opened by XAR software.

How to convert:

The xar extension file format can be converted to zip file format by PeaZip software.

Find conversions from xar file:

xar to xlmx

xar to xlsx

xar to zip

List of software applications associated to the .xar file extension

Recommended software programs are sorted by OS platform (Windows, macOS, Linux, iOS, Android 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's database).

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 xar files.

Software that open xar file - eXtensible ARchiver archive

Programs supporting the exension xar on the main platforms Windows, Mac, Linux or mobile. Click on the link to get more information about listed programs for open xar file action.

Microsoft Windows:

Apple macOS / Mac OS X:

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