A7R file format description

Many people share .a7r files without attaching instructions on how to use it. Yet it isn’t evident for everyone which program a .a7r file can be edited, converted or printed with. On this page, we try to provide assistance for handling .a7r files.

1 filename extension(s) found in our database.

.a4r - Macromedia Authorware Packaged File without Runtime

The A4R application files are related to Adobe Authorware. The A4R file is a Macromedia Authorware Packaged File without Runtime. Authorware is a visual authoring tool for creating rich-media e-learning applications for delivery on corporate networks, CD/DVD, and the Web.

Adobe Authorware
Application files
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a5r, a6r, a7r
Macromedia Authorware Packaged File without Runtime related extensions:
Windows 3.x Virtual Device Driver
SymbianOS Compiled Resource
Glitterato Photoshop Plug-In
SafeDisc Encrypted Executable
Device Environment Replacement Program
Sony Playstation 2 Executable

Naturally, other applications may also use the .a7r file extension. Even harmful programs can create .a7r files. Be especially cautious with .a7r files coming from an unknown source!

Can't open a .a7r file?

When you double-click a file to open it, Windows examines the filename extension. If Windows recognizes the filename extension, it opens the file in the program that is associated with that filename extension. When Windows does not recognize a filename extension, you receive the following message:

Windows can't open this file:


To open this file, Windows needs to know what program you want to use to open it. Windows can go online to look it up automatically, or you can manually select one from a list of programs that are installed on your computer.

To avoid this error, you need to set the file association correctly.

The .a7r file extension is often given incorrectly!

According to the searches on our site, these misspellings were the most common in the past year:

a7d, a7e, air, ar, ar7, aur

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

Similar file extensions in our database:

Adobe AIR Installation Package
Java JRE 1.3 Library
SeeYou Airspace Data
Mugen Animation Data
Aurora Timetable Data

Operating systems

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Windows XP/Vista, Windows 7/8/10, Windows 11, CentOS, Debian GNU/Linux, Ubuntu Linux, FreeBSD, macOS, Mac OS X, iOS, Android

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