The File Extensions Database


.BAR File Extension

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

What is an .BAR file?

.BAR is Age of Empires 3 Data File

Data file used by Age of Empires III, a strategy game where players control units and build empires; may include game data, such as textures, music, fonts, text, and other game settings; serves as a file container that holds game data.

BAR files are loaded by Age of Empires III on-demand during gameplay.

Programs that open Age of Empires 3 Data File
Windows
Microsoft Age of Empires 3
Dragon UnPACKer
File Type 2 Age of Mythology Data File
Developer by: Microsoft Category: Game Files Format: Binary

File used by Age of Mythology, a Microsoft real-time strategy (RTS) game where player control units in a mythological era; serves as a file container which includes game data, such as textures, music, maps, models, and other game settings.

BAR files are commonly used to create custom modifications for game content.

Programs that open Age of Mythology Data File
Windows
Microsoft Age of Mythology
Dragon UnPACKer
AOM Edit
File Type 3 Brew MP Binary Application Resource File
Developer by: Qualcomm Category: Data Files Format: Binary

Binary Application Resource (BAR) file used by Brew Mobile Platform (MP) applications; specifies the assets available to an executing module; compiled from a .CAR file and is loaded when the application is run.

Programs that open Brew MP Binary Application Resource File
Windows
Qualcomm Brew MP SDK
Mac
Qualcomm Brew MP SDK
Linux
Qualcomm Brew MP SDK

How to solve problems with BAR files

  • Associate the BAR file extension with the correct application. On :
    Windows: Right click on any BAR file and then click "Open with" > "Choose another app". Now select another program and check the box "Always use this app to open *.BAR files". Mac: Right click (or Ctrl-click) the BAR 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 .BAR is Age of Empires 3 Data File. Because only the current version supports the latest BAR file format. Search, therefore, e.g. on the Microsoft manufacturer website after an available .BAR is Age of Empires 3 Data File update.
  • To make sure that your BAR file is not corrupted or virus-infected, get the file again and scan it with antivirus software.