The File Extensions Database

.AR File Extension

  • Developer by: Microsoft
  • Category: Game Files
  • Format: Zip

What is an .AR file?

.AR is Midtown Madness Data File

Game data file used by the Midtown Madness and Midtown Madness 2 racing games; stores data referenced by the game in a compressed format; includes in-game menus, car models, textures, tracks, and 3D objects.

AR files are referenced by the Midtown Madness games and are not meant to be opened manually. However, the contents of AR files can be extracted using a third-party utility, such as deAR for the original Midtown Madness and deAR2 for Midtown Madness 2. They may also be extracted using a Zip decompression utility since they are saved in the .ZIP format.

Programs that open Midtown Madness Data File
Microsoft Midtown Madness 2
Corel WinZip 23
WinRAR 5
File Type 2 Unix Static Library
Category: Compressed Files

Archive of one or more files created by ar, the Unix archiver; used most often to create static libraries used by a GNU program linker.

Programs that open Unix Static Library
GNU Compiler Collection (GCC)
GNU Compiler Collection (GCC)

How to solve problems with AR files

  • Associate the AR file extension with the correct application. On :
    Windows: Right click on any AR file and then click "Open with" > "Choose another app". Now select another program and check the box "Always use this app to open *.AR files". Mac: Right click (or Ctrl-click) the AR 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 .AR is Midtown Madness Data File. Because only the current version supports the latest AR file format. Search, therefore, e.g. on the Microsoft manufacturer website after an available .AR is Midtown Madness Data File update.
  • To make sure that your AR file is not corrupted or virus-infected, get the file again and scan it with antivirus software.