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.XAR File Extension

File Type 1Xara Xtreme Drawing

DeveloperMAGIX
Popularity
2.8 (4 Votes)
CategoryVector Image Files
FormatBinary

Binary

This file is saved in a binary format, which requires a specific program to read its contents.

What is a XAR file?

Vector format used by Xara Xtreme and its predecessors, Xara X, CorelXARA, and Xara Photo & Graphic Designer; also created by Xara Designer Pro; can be used for editing photos, creating illustrations, and developing Web graphics; previously known as the Flare file format.

More Information

Xara was acquired by MAGIX in 2007. MAGIX released Xara Xtreme 5 as the successor to MAGIX Xtreme Photo & Graphic Designer, and then released Xara Photo & Graphic Designer 6 as the successor to Xara Xtreme 5.

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Programs that open XAR files
Windows
MAGIX Xara Designer Pro X11
MAGIX Xara Photo & Graphic Designer 11
Linux
Xara Xtreme for Linux
Updated 10/10/2016

File Type 2Extensible Archive Format File

DeveloperN/A
Popularity
2.0 (2 Votes)
CategoryCompressed Files
FormatBinary

Binary

This file is saved in a binary format, which requires a specific program to read its contents.

.XAR File Association 2

Compressed file created in the Extensible Archive Format (XAR), a format primarily used on Unix-based systems; contains one or more files and may or may not incorporate compression; includes an XML header index, which allows easy searching of the archive's contents.

More Information

XAR files can be opened on a Unix-based system using the xar utility and the following command:

    xar -xf test.xar

Programs that open XAR files
Windows
File Viewer Plus
7-Zip
Mac
xar
Incredible Bee Archiver
Linux
xar
Updated 8/24/2015

File Type 3Excel Auto-Recovery File

DeveloperMicrosoft
Popularity
2.0 (2 Votes)
CategorySpreadsheet Files
FormatBinary

Binary

This file is saved in a binary format, which requires a specific program to read its contents.

.XAR File Association 3

File created by Excel program for auto-recovery purposes; helps recover spreadsheet data when unexpected program close occurs, whether it be a power outage or program error; hidden in Excel and only surfaces after program crash.

Programs that open XAR files
Windows
Microsoft Excel 2016
Mac
Microsoft Excel 2016
Updated 7/11/2013

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