ARC file format description
Many people share .arc files without attaching instructions on how to use it. Yet it isn’t evident for everyone which program a .arc file can be edited, converted or printed with. On this page, we try to provide assistance for handling .arc files.
5 filename extension(s) found in our database.
.arc - LH ARC Compressed Archive
The ARC archive files are related to ZipZag. LHarc compressed archive (old version). The ZipZag seems to be no longer supported.
.arc - Tinker Archive
The ARC data files are related to Tinker. ARC file is a Tinker Archive. Tinker is a software tools for Molecular Design. A TINKER archive file is simply a series of XYZ Cartesian coordinate files appended together one after another.
- Data files
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- Tinker Archive related extensions:
.arc - AMPAC Archive File
The ARC data files are related to AMPAC. ARC file is an AMPAC Archive File. AMPAC is a general-purpose semiempirical quantum chemistry program. It is marketed by Semichem, Inc. and was developed originally by Michael Dewar and his group.
.arc - BASIS ASCII Resource Data
The ARC development files are related to BASIS BBx. ARC file is a BASIS ASCII Resource Data. BASIS International Ltd. is the developer and supplier of the BBx family of interpreted programming languages derived from Business BASIC, the newest generation of which is BBj.
- BASIS BBx
- Development files
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- BASIS ASCII Resource Data related extensions:
.arc - FreeArc Archive File
The ARC archive files are related to FreeArc. ARC file is a FreeArc Archive File. FreeArc is a modern general-purpose archiver. Main advantage of FreeArc is fast but efficient compression and rich set of features.
- Archive files
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- FreeArc Archive File related extensions:
Naturally, other applications may also use the .arc file extension. Even harmful programs can create .arc files. Be especially cautious with .arc files coming from an unknown source!
Can't open a .arc 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.
- Open Control Panel > Control Panel Home > Default Programs > Set Associations.
- Select a file type in the list and click Change Program.
The .arc file extension is often given incorrectly!
According to the searches on our site, these misspellings were the most common in the past year:
ac, acr, adc, aec, afc, agc, ar, ard, arf, ars, arv, arx, atc, qrc, rac
Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?
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