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Details of extension .ear

On this page, we're going to take a closer look at the .ear file extension. We'll explain what exactly a .ear 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 .ear files into different formats, we'll give you some tips on how to do that too. Let's see the 2 file formats associated with this file extension!


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ear file - ETI Audio Recording File

ETI Audio Recording File

The EAR file is an ETI Audio Recording File. The EAR file is essentially an ADPCM WAVE file.
Category: Audio files
Application: EyeCon
Program name: -
Mime-type: application/octet-stream
Magic bytes (HEX): -
Magic string (ASCII): -
Related extensions:
.eye ETI Video Recording File
ear file - Java Enterprise Archive

Java Enterprise Archive

The EAR file is a Java Enterprise archive. J2EE uses an EAR file to package a complete J2EE application. EAR files may contain both EJB archive files (JAR) and web application archive files (WAR).
Category: Application files
Program name: -
Mime-type: application/java-archive
Magic bytes (HEX): -
Magic string (ASCII): -
Related extensions:
.mf Java Manifest File
.pack Pack200 Archive
.properties Java Properties File
.ar Java JRE 1.3 Library

The .ear 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 .ear extension may contain various content types. If you have helpful information about this extension, write to us!

Could someone have spelled the .ear file extension wrong?

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

.aer Adobe Atmosphere World
.war Java Web Archive
.sar Squeak Archive
.era Electronic Remittance Advice Data
.eqr VecTor5 Ground Acceleration Record Data
.far eForms Designer Form

The .ear extension is frequently misused

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

aer (1), war (1), sar (1), era (1), eqr (1), far (1), exr (1), ea (1), ar (1), er (1)

Having trouble opening a .ear file?

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

Windows can't open this file:

File: example.ear

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