The File Extensions Database


.YAR File Extension

  • Category: Archive and compressed Files

What is an .YAR file?

.YAR is YAK compressed archive

The yar file extension is associated with the YAK compression and archiving file format. A .yar file stores compressed archive with data.

YAK format seems to be obsolete compressed format without support from developers.

This yar file type entry was marked as obsolete and no longer supported file format.

This type of file is no longer actively used and is most likely obsolete. This is typically the case for system files in old operating systems, file types from long discontinued software, or previous versions of certain file types (like documents, projects etc.) that were replaced in higher versions of their original programs.


How to open:

Rarely supported outside of the original program.

How to convert:

Can be probably repacked to other compressed archives like RAR or ZIP.

How to solve problems with YAR files

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