.XAR File Extension
File Type 1Xara Xtreme Drawing
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.
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.
File Type 2Excel Auto-Recovery File
.XAR File Association 2
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.
File Type 3Extensible Archive Format File
.XAR File Association 3
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.
XAR files can be opened on a Unix-based system using the xar utility and the following command:
xar -xf test.xar