File Extension Library

.XAR File Extension

  • Developer by: MAGIX
  • Category: Vector Image Files
  • Format: Binary

What are .XAR files and how to open them?

Can't open .XAR file? Are you wondering what it contains? On our site we will explain to you what this file is, what it is used for and what software opens the .XAR file.

What is a .XAR file extension?

.XAR file extension is created by MAGIX. .XAR has been classified as Vector Image Files. The format of .XAR file is Binary.

.XAR is Xara Xtreme Drawing

Vector format used by Xara Xtreme and its predecessors, Xara X, CorelXARA, and Xara Photo & Graphic Designer; also created by Xara Designer Pro; can be used for editing photos, creating illustrations, and developing Web graphics; previously known as the Flare file format.

Xara was acquired by MAGIX in 2007. MAGIX released Xara Xtreme 5 as the successor to MAGIX Xtreme Photo & Graphic Designer, and then released Xara Photo & Graphic Designer 6 as the successor to Xara Xtreme 5.

List of all softwares that can open the Xara Xtreme Drawing
MAGIX Xara Designer Pro X
MAGIX Xara Photo & Graphic Designer
Xara Xtreme for Linux
File Type 2 Extensible Archive Format File
Category: Compressed Files Format: Binary

Compressed file created in the Extensible Archive Format (XAR), a format primarily used on Unix-based systems; contains one or more files and may or may not incorporate compression; includes an XML header index, which allows easy searching of the archive's contents.

XAR files can be opened on a Unix-based system using the xar utility and the following command:

    xar -xf test.xar

List of all softwares that can open the Extensible Archive Format File
File Viewer Plus
Incredible Bee Archiver
File Type 3 Excel Auto-Recovery File
Developer by: Microsoft Category: Spreadsheet Files Format: Binary

File created by Excel program for auto-recovery purposes; helps recover spreadsheet data when unexpected program close occurs, whether it be a power outage or program error; hidden in Excel and only surfaces after program crash.

List of all softwares that can open the Excel Auto-Recovery File
Microsoft Excel 2016
Microsoft Excel 2016

How to fix problems with .XAR files

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