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.CAR File Extension

File Type 1Car Explorer Data File

DeveloperN/A
Popularity
3.8 (10 Votes) Thanks for voting!
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CategoryData Files
FormatN/A

Unknown

File format categories include Binary, Text, XML, and Zip. The format of this file type has not been determined.

What is a CAR file?

Data file used by Car Explorer, a program designed for viewing information about different car models; saved in the eXtensible Car Description (XCD) format, a standardized specification for storing automobile data; includes information such as make and model, year, price, physical dimensions, and related images.

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By design, CAR files store information about all models for one make (or company) from a single year. Car files are often distributed as collections, or an archive that contains multiple CAR files in a compressed format.

NOTE: The Car Explorer application is no longer available.

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Programs that open CAR files
Windows
Car Explorer
Updated 7/31/2014

File Type 2CAR Archive

DeveloperN/A
Popularity
2.3 (3 Votes) Thanks for voting!
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CategoryCompressed Files
FormatN/A

Unknown

File format categories include Binary, Text, XML, and Zip. The format of this file type has not been determined.

What is a CAR file?

Compressed archive created by CAR file compression software

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Programs that open CAR files
Windows
CAR Archiver or CAR Compressor
Updated 2006

File Type 3Brew Component Application Resource File

DeveloperQualcomm
Popularity
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CategoryDeveloper Files
FormatText and Binary

Text and Binary

This file is saved in a plain text format or a binary format. If in a plain text format, it can be viewed with a text editor.

What is a CAR file?

Component Application Resource (CAR) file used by applications developed with for the Brew Mobile Platform (MP); describes assets available to an executing application; compiled into a binary .BAR file that is loaded when an application is run.

More Information

Application resources in the older BREW 3.x and 4.x development programs use the .BRX extension. However, BRX files have been deprecated with the release of Brew MP. You can convert BRX files to CAR files using the Brew MP SDK.

NOTE: The Brew MP SDK is actually a suite of programs and plug-ins. For example, the SDK includes Brew MP development plug-ins for Microsoft Visual Studio, Adobe Flash, and Eclipse.

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Updated 10/29/2010

File Type 4Gary Gadget Car File

DeveloperViva Media
Popularity
1.5 (2 Votes) Thanks for voting!
Rare Uncommon Average Common Very Common
CategoryGame Files
FormatText

Text

This file is saved in a plain text format. You can open and view the contents of this file using a text editor.

What is a CAR file?

File created by Gary Gadget: Building Cars, a children's game that allows users to design, build, and drive cars; contains car part numbers for the user-built saved car; includes any medals won with the car.

More Information

NOTE: CAR files are located in the Autos folder of the game's directory. Unfortunately, the Viva Media Gary Gadget: Building Cars program is no longer available for download.

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Programs that open CAR files
Windows
Viva Media Gary Gadget: Building Cars
Mac
Viva Media Gary Gadget: Building Cars
Updated 11/13/2015

.CAR Extension Information

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