File Extension ARC

.ARC File

File extension: ARC
File type: Archive
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Notes about the ARC file extension:



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The ARC file type is primarily associated with 'Archive'. LH ARC old version.

Detailed information for file extension ARC:


Primary association: Archive
File classification: Archive
Identifying characters Hex: 1A , ASCII:
Related links: ARC File Format

Other applications associated with file type ARC:

  • FreeArc (Compressed File)A compression tool written in Haskell by Bulat Ziganshin. This association is classified as Archive. The identifying characters used for this association are - Hex: 41 72 43 01 , ASCII: ArC
  • Insight II (Cartesian Coordinate Archive File) by Accelrys Software Inc.Insight II is a molecular modeling environment that provides a graphical interface to algorithms for molecular dynamics, homology modeling, de novo design, and electrostatics.
  • RARC (Compressed File) This association is classified as Archive. The identifying characters used for this association are - Hex: 52 41 52 43 , ASCII: RARC
  • Schedule+ 1.0 File by Microsoft Corporation
File Identifier - TrID
'Identifying characters' used on FILExt.com are
provided by Marco Pontello from his TrID database




Important: Invalid file associations could be the result of underlying issues within your Windows PC. It is highly recommended that you scan your PC for invalid registry entries, unused processes and other slowdown issues.

Technical data

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System Info for File Extension .ARC

The following listing is compiled from the database produced by the 'Associate This!' program, selected data from the main FILExt database and information FILExt collected directly from user systems.

ProgramID: Arc-Archiv, FileType: Arc archive, AppName: WinAce Archiver v2.5
EXEFile: WinAce.exe

ProgramID: File.Arc, FileType: ZipGenius Arc File, AppName: ZipGenius 1.4 Service Release 3

ProgramID: Filzip, FileType: Filzip file, AppName: Filzip
EXEFile: Filzip.exe

ProgramID: Frigate3.open, FileType: ZipMagic ZOO, AppName: Frigate3

ProgramID: PAARC, FileType: PowerArchiver ARC File, AppName: The most powerful Freeware Archive Utility
EXEFile: POWERARC.EXE

ProgramID: PicoZip, FileType: PicoZip Archive, AppName: PicoZip
EXEFile: PicoZip.exe

ProgramID: PowerDesk Archive, FileType: PowerDesk Archive, AppName: PowerDesk

ProgramID: PowerDesk.Archive, FileType: PowerDesk.Archive, AppName: PowerDesk
EXEFile: PDExplo.exe

ProgramID: PowerDesk.Archive, FileType: PowerDesk.Archive, AppName: PowerDesk Pro

ProgramID: StuffIt.Compressed.File.Expand, FileType: StuffIt Compressed File, AppName: StuffIt for Windows 8.0
EXEFile: stuffit.exe

ProgramID: StuffItArchive, AppName: Aladdin Expander

ProgramID: WinZip, FileType: WinZip File, AppName: WinZip
EXEFile: winzip32.exe

ProgramID: WinZip, FileType: WinZip File, AppName: WinZip Executable
EXEFile: winzip32.exe

ProgramID: ZipMagic ARC

ProgramID: PAARC
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%r\PowerArchiver\POWERARC.EXE %1

ProgramID: StuffIt.Compressed.File.Expand
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Allume Systems\StuffIt\stuffit.exe -expand %1 -from_shell -override_open_tutorial

ProgramID: File.Arc
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\!Ute\ZipGenius 5\zipgenius.exe -open %1

ProgramID: StuffItArchive
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Aladdin Systems\StuffIt 7.0\Expander\Expander.exe %1

ProgramID: WinZip
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\WINZIP~1.1FR\winzip32.exe %1

ProgramID: ZipZag.arc
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\ZipZag\zipzag.exe %1

ProgramID: WinZip
EXEFile: Y:\WINZIP\winzip32.exe %1

ProgramID: WinZip
EXEFile: G:\SW\WINZIP\winzip32.exe %1

ProgramID: WinZip
EXEFile: G:\DOWNLO~1\WinZip\winzip32.exe %1

ProgramID: WinZip
EXEFile: D:\EXTRA_~1\SMALLP~1\WINZIP9.0\winzip32.exe %1

ProgramID: WinZip
EXEFile: C:\WINZIP\winzip32.exe %1

ProgramID: WinZip
EXEFile: C:\DOCUME~1\ESTELA~1\MYDOCU~1\DEFAUL~1\WINZIP\winzip32.exe %1

ProgramID: WinZip
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\WINZIP\winzip32.exe %1

ProgramID: WinZip
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\SHAREW~1\WINZIP\winzip32.exe %1

ProgramID: StuffIt.Compressed.File.Expand
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Aladdin Systems\StuffIt\\stuffit.exe -expand %1 -from_shell -override_open_tutorial

ProgramID: PowerDesk.Archive
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\VCOM\PowerDesk\PDExplo.exe %1

ProgramID: PowerDesk.Archive
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Ontrack\PowerDesk\PDExplo.exe %1

ProgramID: PicoZip.arc
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\PicoZip\PicoZip.exe %1

ProgramID: PicoZip
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\PicoZip\PicoZip.exe %1

ProgramID: PAARC
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\PowerArchiver\POWERARC.EXE %1

ProgramID: File.Arc
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\ZipGenius 5\zipgenius.exe -open %1

ProgramID: BitZipper.arc
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\BitZipper\BITZIPPER.EXE %1

ProgramID: Arc-Archiv
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\WinAce\WinAce.exe %1

ProgramID: IZArc
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\IZARC\IZARC.EXE %1

ProgramID: StuffIt.Compressed.File.Expand
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Aladdin Systems\StuffIt Standard\stuffit.exe -expand %1 -from_shell

ProgramID: StuffIt.Compressed.File.Expand
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Aladdin Systems\StuffIt 7.5\stuffit.exe -expand %1 -from_shell

ProgramID: UltimateZip
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\ULTIMA~1\uzip.exe %1

ProgramID: Filzip
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Filzip\Filzip.exe %1

ProgramID: WinZip
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\UTILIT~1\WINZIP\winzip32.exe %1

ProgramID: MimarSinan Codex
EXEFile: %SystemRoot%\explorer.exe /idlist,%I,%L

ProgramID: IZArcARC
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\IZArc\IZArc.exe

ProgramID: uz.arc
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\ULTIMA~1\uzip.exe

ProgramID: PowerDesk.Archive
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\PowerDesk\PDExplo.exe

ProgramID: PAARC
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Accessories\PowerArchiver\POWERARC.EXE

ProgramID: ALZip.arc
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\ESTsoft\ALZip\ALZip.exe

ProgramID: BraZipArc
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\BraZip\BraZip.exe

ProgramID: Arc-Archiv
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Windows Media Player\WinAce.exe

ProgramID: File.Arc
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\ZipGenius 6\zipgenius.exe -open

ProgramID: UltimateZip
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\UltimateZip 2.7\uzip.exe

ProgramID: StuffIt.Compressed.File.Expand
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Smith Micro\StuffIt\stuffit.exe -expand -from_shell -override_open_tutorial

ProgramID: Filzip
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Filzip\Filzip.exe

ProgramID: Arc-Archiv
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\WinAce.exe

ProgramID: StuffItArchive
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Aladdin Systems\StuffIt 7.0.2\Expander\Expander.exe

ProgramID: StuffIt11.Archive.Open.Generic
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Smith Micro\StuffIt11\StuffIt11.exe -o

ProgramID: IZArcARC
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\IZArc\IZArc.exe

ProgramID: LhaplusArchive_arc
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Lhaplus\Lhaplus.exe

Program Name and MIME Type Info for File Extension .ARC

FILExt has been given permission to display a Program Name/MIME type database collected by Anthony R. Nemmer. Some of this data has already been included into the main FILExt database. Those entries which have not yet been incorporated are displayed below.
Program Name Mime Type application/arc application/ArcMac application/octet-stream application/x-gzip application/x-stuffit application/x-tar application/x-winzip application/x-zip-compressedAMSOL Archive File ARC Archive ARC Format Version of CRC Listing File ARCA File Acorn Archive Archive ZIP/Arc , PK Pak, ARC (arc602.exe/pk361.exe), LH ARC (old DOS compression version), Alexa, Quark, Squash Beehive Collection File CDiscover Cartesian Coordinate Archive File CP/M File Compressed Archive, WINZIP32application/x-winzipCompressed file archive (ARC - PKARC - QUARK - SQUASH) DMol3 File EasyZip file Essbase Archive file FDiscover Archive File Files Compressed with LHARC or PKARC. Found in Multiple GNU/Linux Packages Found in Some FreeBSD/NetBSD Packages GROGRA (SGI Version Only) Format for the Interface to AMAP General Utility Lattice Program Input Insight File Generic Binary Streamapplication/octet-streamIDEAS Archive File LH ARC (old version) compressed archive LOGITECH Modula-2 Toolkit Archive File MSC/Dytran Archive File Macintosh StuffIt Archiveapplication/x-stuffitPC ARChiveapplication/ArcMacPowerArchiver ARC File PowerDesk.Archiveapplication/arcQUANTA ARC File SQUASH Compressed archive TINKER Archive File UltimateZip File Unix Tape Archiveapplication/x-tarVisual Pro/5 ASCII Resource Definition File WINZIP32 Fileapplication/x-winzipWinZip Fileapplication/x-gzipXbase++ Resource File ZIPITFAST file Zip Compressed Dataapplication/x-zip-compressed

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