Notes about the XAR file extension:
To open this file type, a required software must be installed. Without it you only see a Windows message "The following file cannot be opened
" (Windows 7) or "How do you want to open this file?
" (Windows 10) if you double-click the file. There click on "More apps"
and choose a suitable software to view such files on your PC or from email attachments.
The XAR file type is primarily associated with 'Excel' by Microsoft Corporation. AutoRecover saves all files as the current Excel file format, regardless of the original file format opened. The file is saved as a hidden file with an arbitrary filename with the extension .XAR (for example, ~ar18a.xar).
Detailed information for file extension XAR:
Primary association: Excel
File classification: Spreadsheet
Other applications associated with file type XAR:
- Xara X (Vector Drawing) by Xara Group LimitedAlso applies to Xara Xtreme, the latest version of XaraX. This association is classified as Graphic. The identifying characters used for this association are - Hex: 58 41 52 41 A3 A3 0D 0 , ASCII: XARAProgram ID: XaraX.Document , GraphicsConverterPro.xar
- Corel Xara DrawingAn old Corel file format The Mime types used with this association are: application/xara, application/x-corelxara, application/vnd.xara.
- eXtensible ARchiver (Archive)The XAR project aims to provide an easily extensible archive format. This association is classified as Archive. The identifying characters used for this association are - Hex: 78 61 72 21 , ASCII: xar!
'Identifying characters' used on FILExt.com are
provided by Marco Pontello from his TrID database
To change file associations press Windows Key
and then Apps and Features
> Default apps
> Choose default apps by file type
Invalid file associations could be the result of underlying issues within your Windows PC.