alphabetical list of extensions

File extension .ARSC

File description

Resources used by Google Android operating system are stored separately from the source code. The extension of these files is ARSC.

There are different kinds of resources stored in resource files including animation resources, drawable resources, color state list resources, layout resources, string resources, style resources and menu resources. The format, syntax and usage of each type of resource are different from other. Each type of resource is stored in separate ARSC file with its own parameters and syntax. The function of each resource can be found by reading the name of folder in which the resource file is saved within the system files.

Description of the problem
If you have on your computer a .ARSC 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 .ARSC extension. Directly on this website you can find a solution of the most common problem with the .ARSC file – that you do not have on your computer the appropriate program to open the file.
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 .ARSC 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.
Developer Files
Last updated
July 17, 2014
File name: Google Android resource file
Programs that will open this file:
Eclipse Eclipse
Google Android SDK Tools Google Android SDK Tools
IntelliJ IDEA IntelliJ IDEA
Mac OS
Mac OS
Android SDK Android SDK
Android SDK Android SDK
Google Android Google Android
The .ARSC file extension can correspond to several not related file formats. If there is more than one file format with the .ARSC 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 .ARSC file does not want to open

In addition to the problem described above, i.e. the lack of the appropriate application to support the .ARSC 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 .ARSC file, you may have a problem with it because of its version. Perhaps in previous versions the application has not yet supported the .ARSC file, so download the update and check again.

2. Incorrect .ARSC 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 .ARSC 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.