The File Extensions Database

.A7R File Extension

  • Developer by: Adobe Systems
  • Category: Executable Files
  • Format: Binary

What is an .A7R file?

.A7R is Authorware 7 Runtime File

Package created by Authorware 7, an application used to create educational applications; contains a packaged .A7P file without runtime; cannot be edited.

An A7R file is created with Authorware's one-button publishing feature. When you use the application's package publishing option, you can choose to package the A7P file as an .EXE or A7R file. To create the A7R file, select File → Publish → Package..., choose "Without Runtime" from the drop down menu, and click "Save File(s) & Package...". Then, name the file, choose the save location, and click Save.

NOTE: After the release of version 7, Macromedia was was acquired by Adobe Systems and eventually discontinued.

Programs that open Authorware 7 Runtime File
Adobe Authorware
Adobe Authorware

How to solve problems with A7R files

  • Associate the A7R file extension with the correct application. On :
    Windows: Right click on any A7R file and then click "Open with" > "Choose another app". Now select another program and check the box "Always use this app to open *.A7R files". Mac: Right click (or Ctrl-click) the A7R file, then click "Open with" > "Other...". Then choose another program and check the "Always Open With" box. Linux: Right click on the file, and select "Open with" and choose another program. iPhone: Tap the file. If you do not see an app to open the file, then tap Share "Share" and choose an app. Alternatively, save the file. Then open the Files app Files app. There long-press on the file, then release your finger. You will see a black menu bar. Then tap "Share" and select an app. Android: Tap the Settings icon on your smartphone, then tap on the Apps section. There tap the Options icon in the top right-hand corner of the screen to change the default apps.
  • Update your software that should actually open .A7R is Authorware 7 Runtime File. Because only the current version supports the latest A7R file format. Search, therefore, e.g. on the Adobe Systems manufacturer website after an available .A7R is Authorware 7 Runtime File update.
  • To make sure that your A7R file is not corrupted or virus-infected, get the file again and scan it with antivirus software.