File Extension Library

.AAR File Extension

  • Developer by: Google
  • Category: Developer Files
  • Format: Zip

What are .AAR files and how to open them?

Can't open .AAR file? Are you wondering what it contains? On our site we will explain to you what this file is, what it is used for and what software opens the .AAR file.

What is a .AAR file extension?

.AAR file extension is created by Google. .AAR has been classified as Developer Files. The format of .AAR file is Zip.

.AAR is Android Archive

An AAR file contains a software library used for developing Android apps. It is structurally similar to an .APK file (Android Package), but it allows a developer to store a reusable component that can be used across multiple different apps. Examples of reusable Android components include Activities, Services, and user interface layouts.

Android app libraries are commonly available through remote repositories and can be compiled into Android apps using Gradle, the Android Studio tool used for creating Android packages (APK files). AAR files are an alternative to this build process and can be compiled manually into an app by importing them into app modules within Android Studio. Third-party developers often provide a remote Gradle dependency for automatic integration as well as and an AAR file in case developers would like to manually integrate the library.

NOTE: AAR files are stored in the .ZIP format and can be decompressed with any zip utility. They can store everything that a standard APK file contains, including resources, source code, and a manifest file.

List of all softwares that can open the Android Archive
Google Android Studio
Google Android Studio
Google Android Studio

How to fix problems with .AAR files

  1. You need to update the application that you normally use to open .AAR files. Only the latest version of the software supports the current .AAR file format
  2. You need to check the .AAR file for viruses. To do this, you need to scan it with a popular antivirus (Norton, Nod32, Kaspersky, Dr.Web, etc.)