.CARC File Extension

File Type:
Nintendo DS Compressed Archive File

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

What is a CARC file?

Carc file extension has Nintendo DS Compressed Archive file type, developed by Nintendo, which is associated with the "game files" category.

.NARC files after compression. Required to run some Nintendo DS ROM video games. CARC files usually store information about game locations, contain graphics, and other game information. Compressing NARC files allows minimizing the size of the data needed to run Nintendo games. You can manually extract CARC files from .NDS files with the help of NarcTool, Taxahan, and other editors designed for Nintendo DS ROM. After decompression, you can view and edit NARC files using utilities like Narc Explorer. 

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

carc file icon
File Type:
Nintendo DS Compressed Archive File
Game Files

How to open CARC file?

Double click the carc 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 .carc 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 carc 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".

File Size: 3.04 MB, Download time: < 1 min. on DSL/ADSL/Cable

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 carc 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 CARC 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 carc file as well. Download Universal File Viewer for your OS.

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