CARB file format description

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

1 filename extension(s) found in our database.

.carb - Apple Carbon Package

The CARB archive files are related to Apple Xcode. The CARB file is an Apple Carbon Package. Apple Carbon is one of Apple's C-based application programming interfaces (APIs) for macOS.

Apple Xcode
Archive files
- / -
Apple Carbon Package related extensions:
Xbox Compressed Package
Nero BackItUp Backup Archive
KittyXplorer Encrypted Archive
SecretAgent Auto-encrypted Archive
DeepFreezer Archive
SAP Portal Archive

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

Can't open a .carb 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 .carb file extension is often given incorrectly!

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

arb, cab, car, crab, crb

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

Similar file extensions in our database:

Oracle Documaker CAR Archive
Broderbund PrintMaster Card
NeoBook Cartoon
BREW MP Component Application Resource
PC 1000 Calculation Result Data
Alphacam Router VB Macro

Operating systems currently supports the following operating systems:

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

If you find the information on this page useful, please feel free to link to this page.

If you have useful information about the .carb file format, then write to us! >> CARB file