.DAR File Extension

File Type:
DAR Disk Archive

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

What is a DAR file?

Dar file extension has DAR Disk Archive file type, which is associated with the "compressed files" category.

Disk archive file allows users to create split-archives and incremental backups. It uses DAR (Disk ARchive) compression. The DAR format has replaced the previously-used .TAR format.

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

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File Type:
DAR Disk Archive
Compressed Files

How to open DAR file?

Double click the dar 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 .dar 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 dar 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 dar 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 DAR files

  • Linux Linux
    • DAR (Disk Archive) DAR (Disk Archive)
    • KDar - the KDE Disk Archiver KDar - the KDE Disk Archiver

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 dar file as well. Download Universal File Viewer for your OS.

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