The File Extensions Database

.ARSC File Extension

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

What is an .ARSC file?

.ARSC is Android Package Resource File

Application resource file used by programs developed for Google's Android mobile operating system; contains compiled resources in a binary format; may include images, strings, or other data used by the program; usually included in an .APK package file.

Resource files enable developers to access resources in a standard way in the program source code. They also can be used for protecting proprietary data since the data is compiled into a binary format.

Programs that open Android Package Resource File
Google Android SDK
Google Android SDK
Google Android SDK

How to solve problems with ARSC files

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