alphabetical list of extensions

File extension .ARC

Description of the problem
If you have on your computer a .ARC file that you cannot open, you are in exactly the same situation as thousands of other people who have similar problems with this or any other unknown file.

There may be several reasons why you cannot open the file with .ARC extension. Directly on this website you can find a solution of the most common problem with the .ARC file – that you do not have on your computer the appropriate program to open the file.
Solution
From the list below, select the appropriate program, install it and double click on the icon of a file that did not want to open - the problem with the .ARC file extension should be solved. However, if this does not happen, go back to the website to learn about other possible causes of the error, which have been described at the bottom of the website.
Category
Compressed Files
Developer
Ivan Zahariev
Popularity
StarStarStarStar
File name: ARC lossless data compression and archive format
Programs that will open this file:
Windows
Windows
ALZip ALZip
IZArc IZArc
PeaZip PeaZip
PowerArchiver PowerArchiver
Stuffit Stuffit
WinZip WinZip
ZipZag ZipZag
Mac OS
Mac OS
StuffIt Expander StuffIt Expander
The Unarchiver The Unarchiver
Category
Backup Files
Developer
Symantec
Popularity
StarStarStar
File name: Norton Backup Archive
Programs that will open this file:
Windows
Windows
Norton 360 Norton 360
Norton Online Backup Norton Online Backup
Mac OS
Mac OS
Norton Online Backup Norton Online Backup
Category
Data Files
Developer
Nintendo
Popularity
Star
File name: Nintendo Archive File
Programs that will open this file:
Windows
Windows
Reggie! Level Editor Reggie! Level Editor
SZS Modifier SZS Modifier
Tanooki Tanooki
Remember!
The .ARC file extension can correspond to several not related file formats. If there is more than one file format with the .ARC extension, you will probably find most of them at this website. Remember that you need to download a program to support a particular file type. So first look through the entire contents of the website to select a program to support just the file you have.

Other possible reasons why your .ARC file does not want to open

In addition to the problem described above, i.e. the lack of the appropriate application to support the .ARC file, there may be several reasons that cause problems with opening and operation of the data format:

1. Incorrect version of the installed application

A quite common problem is the lack of application in the appropriate version. Even if you have an application, with the help of which you should open the .ARC file, you may have a problem with it because of its version. Perhaps in previous versions the application has not yet supported the .ARC file, so download the update and check again.

2. Incorrect .ARC file association with the program

If you have already installed the appropriate application, and it is the correct version, the file may not open correctly, because the operating system does not have information that this program supports the file. So you need to "show" which program the computer should use. To do this:

  • Right-click the .ARC file
  • Go to the "Open with" - then "Choose default program ..."
  • Locate the appropriate application
  • Click "OK"

3. The file is corrupt

It also happens that the file you want to open is corrupt and therefore there is no such possibility. In this situation, you should find its different version, or ask a person from whom you got, to send it again.