.ARSC File Extension

File Type:
Android Package Resource File

Having trouble opening .arsc extension? Don't panic! This page explains what arsc files are as well as suggests programs you may use to open arsc files. You can download these programs through this page.

What is an ARSC file?

Arsc file extension has Android Package Resource file type, developed by Google, which is associated with the "developer files" category.

Commonly used by applications designed for Android OS, the resource file stores compiled resources, using a binary format. It can also contain strings, pictures, and other program-related data. The file is typically located inside an .APK package file. Resource files allow accessing resources in the program source code. They are also designed to protect proprietary data.

To learn how you can open the given file, read the information below.

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File Type:
Android Package Resource File
Developer Files

How to open ARSC file?

Double click the arsc file to open it. The file will open automatically if file associations have been correctly installed and there is a proper program on your computer; if not, file associations may be corrupted and your OS either cannot find the proper program, or you might not have one for opening the file. First, we recommend downloading our utility to fix file association errors; then, you can download any program for opening the .arsc extension from the ones suggested below. If you are certain there is nothing wrong with the file associations, you may proceed to method 2 right away; besides, if you can't make up your mind when choosing the right program, use Universal File Viewer from the last method.

Method 1: Fix file association errors

Follow these steps in order to automatically fix the arsc extension associations' problem in no time:

  • Step 1: Click on "Download Solution" to download automatic tool provided by WikiExt.
  • Step 2: Click "Start Scan" to identify all potential issues.
  • Step 3: Review scan results and click "Fix Items".

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This Tool is Compatible With: Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8/8.1, 10

Method 2: Download the appropriate software

The given list provides programs which may be used for opening or converting the arsc file. Choose the proper program for your OS, and click it to start the download or proceed to the developer's website.

Programs that open ARSC files

Method 3: Use universal file viewer

In addition to the list of programs above, we recommend using Universal File Viewer. This tool can open over 250 file extensions and, most likely, it will be able to open the arsc file as well. Download Universal File Viewer for your OS.

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