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Details of extension .ar

On this page, we're going to take a closer look at the .ar file extension. We'll explain what exactly a .ar fileformat is and how you can use it. If you're interested in learning more details about this type of file, we'll show you where to find them. And if you ever need to convert .ar files into different formats, we'll give you some tips on how to do that too. Let's see the 4 file formats associated with this file extension!

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ar file - Microtest Q Archive

Microtest Q Archive

The AR file is a Microtest Q Archive. Microtest Q is an assessment software developed by NCS.
Category: Archive files
Application: Microtest Q
Program name: -
Mime-type: application/octet-stream
Magic bytes (HEX): -
Magic string (ASCII): -
Aliases:
-
Related extensions:
.tra Microtest Q Transfer Data
.trq Q Local Transfer Data
Links:
-
ar file - Unix Static Library

Unix Static Library

The AR file is a Unix Static Library. A shared library is a library of functions or classes (for C/C++ programmers) that are compiled, linked, and stored separately from the clients (applications) that use them. The UNIX equivalent of a DLL file in Windows is a Shared Library (SO) file.
Category: Development files
Application: GNU Binutils
Program name: -
Mime-type: application/octet-stream
Magic bytes (HEX): -
Magic string (ASCII): -
Aliases:
sa
Related extensions:
.c C Source Code
.o Compiled Object File
.idl Interface Definition File
.so Unix Shared Library
Links:
ar file - Midtown Madness 2 Game Data

Midtown Madness 2 Game Data

The AR file is a Midtown Madness 2 Game Data. Midtown Madness is a racing game developed for Windows by Angel Studios and published by Microsoft.
Category: Game Data files
Application: Midtown Madness 2
Program name: -
Mime-type: application/octet-stream
Magic bytes (HEX): -
Magic string (ASCII): -
Aliases:
-
Related extensions:
.pkg Midtown Madness 2 Geometry Data
.psdl Midtown Madness 2 City Data
Links:
-
ar file - Java JRE 1.3 Library

Java JRE 1.3 Library

The AR file is a Java JRE 1.3 Library. Java is a general-purpose programming language that is class-based, object-oriented, and designed to have as few implementation dependencies as possible.
Category: Development files
Program name: -
Mime-type: application/octet-stream
Magic bytes (HEX): -
Magic string (ASCII): -
Aliases:
th
Related extensions:
.ear Java Enterprise Archive
.cap JavaCard Converted Applet
.jsp Java Servlet
.cod BlackBerry COD Archive
Links:
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The .ar file extension might not only belong to a single type of file, there could be various kinds that use it. Keep in mind that files with the .ar extension may contain various content types. If you have helpful information about this extension, write to us!

Could someone have spelled the .ar file extension wrong?

In our database, we came across the following similar extensions:

.ad After Dark Screensaver
.xr Cygwin LD-Script Linker Data
.ra Real Audio Sound
.ag Applixware Graphic
.ae Curse: The Eye Of Isis Game Data
.wr STK Write Ups File

The .ar extension is frequently misused

People sometimes confuse the .ar filename extension. Based on the searches on our site, here are the most common misspellings from the past year.

ad (1), xr (1), ra (1), ag (1), ae (1), wr (1), at (1), qr (1), af (1)

Having trouble opening a .ar file?

If you want to open a .ar file on your computer, you just need to have the appropriate program installed. Incorrect settings for the .ar association can trigger this error.

Windows can't open this file:

File: example.ar

To open this file, Windows needs to know what program you want to use to open it. Windows can go online to look it up automatically, or you can manually select from a list of programs that are installed on your computer.

To change file associations:

  • Right-click a file with the extension whose association you want to change, and then click Open With.
  • In the Open With dialog box, click the program whith which you want the file to open, or click Browse to locate the program that you want.
  • Select the Always use the selected program to open this kind of file check box.

Supported operating systems

Windows Server 2016/2019/2022, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10, Windows 11, Linux, Mac OS X, macOS, iOS, Android