Open ARC files

  • Full name
    ARC Lossless Data Compression And Archive Format
  • Developer
    Ivan Zahariev
  • Popularity
Have you encountered a problem with a ARC file? Don’t you know which program opens a file with this extension? You will find all the information you need about working with a ARC file here. In the further part of this page we have added a list of programs that should open your ARC file. It is enough you choose a proper application for your operating system, download and install it.

Programs which can open a ARC file

How to open file with ARC extension?

In order to open a file with ARC extension one of the following programs must be installed on user’s system. If a problem with opening ARC file occurred, it is highly possible that none of the listed programs is present on user’s system. Even if one or more said programs are installed, there may be issues related with given programs. In order to solve a problem with ARC files, follow the instructions below.
Install IZArc or other program from the list

Most often resolving problems with opening ARC files is very simple. Just install an appropriate program that supports such files. All of the listed programs support ARC files, but may vary in offered function and purpose. Some programs may be capable only of viewing contents of ARC files or offer file conversion options, but may not be capable of editing such files.

Set IZArc as the default program for opening ARC files

It is possible that although a compatible program has been installed on user’s system, it is not used by the system to open it. This may happen because no default application was associated with this type of files. To associate ARC files with given application, select "Open with" from drop-down menu (accessed by right-clicking on the file). Then select from the list the program or application you want to be used to open this type of file. If the IZArc applications is not on the list, select "Browse" option in order to manually locate the directory where IZArc has been installed.


Check the section that lists most common problems with ARC files

Sometimes problems with opening ARC files may not lie with the application itself, but can arise due to other causes, such as:

  • File data is corrupted
  • ARC files has been not been completely download from the internet (only a part of the data has been downloaded)
  • Currently used user account hasn’t been granted necessary privileges to open ARC files (should that be the case, please contact your system administrator or IT specialist)
  • ARC file was being copied from a corrupted storage device and is incomplete or data is corrupted. (Copying files from unknown or untrusted sources should be conducted with great care as such files may contain malicious software, which can damage your system)

Possible conversions of ARC file

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