.CAR File Extension

File Type 1

Car Explorer Data File

Developer N/A
Popularity
3.6  |  24 Votes
Category Data Files
Format N/A

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.

More Information

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 July 31, 2014
File Type 2

Brew Component Application Resource

Developer Qualcomm
Popularity
3.7  |  11 Votes
Category Developer Files
Format Text and Binary

What is a CAR file?

A CAR file is a Component Application Resource used by applications developed for the Brew Mobile Platform (MP). It describes assets available to an executing application. CAR files are compiled into binary .BAR files that are 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 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.

Programs that open or reference CAR files

Mac
Qualcomm Brew MP SDK
Windows
Qualcomm Brew MP SDK
Linux
Qualcomm Brew MP SDK
Updated March 22, 2022
File Type 3

CAR Archive

Developer SAP
Popularity
3.4  |  14 Votes
Category Compressed Files
Format Binary

What is a CAR file?

A CAR file is a compressed archive created by the CAR compression utility. It contains files used by SAP's enterprise resource planning (ERP) software. Often, CAR files contain SAP executables.

More Information

CAR is a compression utility included with versions 4.6B and below of SAP. It can be used to compress one or more files into a CAR archive, for easier delivery to end-users. Users can then decompress the archive using CAR on their system.

In version 4.6C, SAP overhauled the CAR utility and renamed it to SAPCAR. SAPCAR produces archives that use the .SAR extension. However, SAPCAR can still decompress and extract files from CAR archives.

How to open a CAR file

You can extract the files a CAR archive contains using the CAR or SAPCAR utilities (Windows, Linux).

Programs that open CAR files

Windows
Linux
Updated June 21, 2022
File Type 4

Gary Gadget Car File

Developer Viva Media
Popularity
3.8  |  8 Votes
Category Game Files
Format Text

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.

Programs that open or reference CAR files

Mac
Viva Media Gary Gadget: Building Cars
Windows
Viva Media Gary Gadget: Building Cars
Updated November 13, 2015

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