File Extension Library

.FAR File Extension

  • Developer by: FARO Technologies
  • Category: Data Files

What is an .FAR file?

.FAR file extension is created by FARO Technologies. .FAR has been classified as Data Files.

.FAR is FARO Zone File

A FAR file is a data file created by FARO Zone 2D or FARO Zone 3D, which are forensics investigation and security programs used to recreate a scene with animations and diagrams. It may contain 2D or 3D diagrams, models, vehicle crash simulations, bullet trajectories, blood spattering analyses, and other measurement data.

FAR files are primarily used for forensic investigations to recreate scenes that a user can fly or walk through and gain insight about an incident. They are also used for security planning purposes.

A FAR file can be viewed and edited using FARO Zone 2D and FARO Zone 3D. The file can also be viewed using FARO Zone Viewer, which is a free program that only allows users to view FAR files.

List of all softwares that can open the FARO Zone File
FARO Zone 2D
FARO Zone 3D
FARO Zone Viewer
File Type 2 The Sims Archive File
Developer by: Electronic Arts Category: Game Files Format: Binary

A FAR file is an archive that contains game data used by The Sims, a life-simulation game. It stores a collection of objects used within the game. FAR files are referenced by The Sims during gameplay and can be unpacked and edited with various third-party programs.

Examples of FAR files used by The Sims include Animation.far, Textures.far, and Objects.far. The Sims also uses .IFF files to store object data.

List of all softwares that can open the The Sims Archive File
Electronic Arts The Sims
Dragon UnPACKer
Electronic Arts The Sims
File Type 3 Farandole Composer Module
Category: Audio Files

Audio tracker file format used by Farandole Composer; plays back sound samples in multiple tracks.

List of all softwares that can open the Farandole Composer Module
Nullsoft Winamp
MODPlug Player
Schism Tracker
Schism Tracker
Schism Tracker
Vitamin/CAIG ZXTune

How to Open .FAR file on different platforms

Open .FAR File on Windows

  • Right-click a .FAR
  • Left-click "Open With" > "Choose another app"
  • Select the program that opens .FAR file and Select check box "Always use this app to open .FAR files" Press "Ok"

Open .FAR File on Mac

  • Right-click (or Ctrl + Left-click) the .FAR file
  • Click "Open With" > "Other.."
  • Then choose another program from the app list and press "Open"
  • Select check box "Turn on" for "Always open in app"

Open .FAR File on Linux

Right click on the .FAR file, choose "Open with" and select a program from the list above

Open .FAR File on iPhone

Select a file. If you don't see an application to open the .FAR file, tap "Share" and choose the right app.
Method 2
Save the file. Then open the app «Files». Touch and hold the file, then release your finger. You will see a black menu bar. After that tap "Share" and select an application.

Open .FAR File on Android

Tap the Settings icon on an Android smartphone, then select «Applications». Click the Settings icon in the upper right corner of the screen, to change the default apps.
If you want to open, edit, save or even convert .FAR files on Android, then your best bet is to download one of the dedicated apps available on Google Play.

How to fix problems with .FAR files

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