File Extension Library

.XAR File Extension

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

What is an .XAR file?

.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 Open .XAR file on different platforms

Open .XAR File on Windows

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

Open .XAR File on Mac

  • Right-click (or Ctrl + Left-click) the .XAR 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 .XAR File on Linux

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

Open .XAR File on iPhone

Select a file. If you don't see an application to open the .XAR 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 .XAR 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 .XAR files on Android, then your best bet is to download one of the dedicated apps available on Google Play.

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.)