The File Extensions Database

.EAR File Extension

  • Developer by: Oracle
  • Category: Executable Files
  • Format: Zip

What is an .EAR file?

.EAR is Java Enterprise Archive File

An EAR file is an application archive used by Java EE (Enterprise Edition), a platform used for programming server-side software such as web applications. It contains .JAR and .WAR files, which together comprise a Java EE application package. EAR files are used for running the application on a Java EE-enabled server, such as GlassFish Server or Geronimo.

EAR files are similar to .JAR files, but they are packaged for Java EE instead of the Java SE (Standard Edition). Both JAR and EAR files use .ZIP compression, which means you can use Zip decompression programs, such as 7-Zip, to unpack the contents of the files.

NOTE: Java EE application are developed using the Java EE SDK, which can be downloaded from Oracle's website. Java EE adds additional features to Java SE for server programming.

Programs that open Java Enterprise Archive File
Oracle GlassFish Server
Apache Geronimo
IBM WebSphere Application Server
Oracle GlassFish Server
Apache Geronimo
Oracle GlassFish Server
Apache Geronimo
IBM WebSphere Application Server
File Type 2 Eyemail Audio Recording
Developer by: Eyemail Technology Category: Audio Files

Audio format used by Eyemail Technology Inc. (ETI) Camcorder 2, a video recording program for Nokia mobile phones; related to the .EYE video format.

How to solve problems with EAR files

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