CARC file format description

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

1 filename extension(s) found in our database.

.carc - Nintendo DS Compressed Archive

The CARC archive files are related to Nintendo DS. The CARC file is a Nintendo DS Compressed Archive. Nintendo DS is a handheld gaming system from Nintendo.

Nintendo DS
Archive files
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Nintendo DS Compressed Archive related extensions:
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Shrinkit NuFX Archive with BLU Header
aPLib Compressed Data
GRBackPro Backup Data
Final Cut Pro Archive
TomTom Navigator Voices Archive

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

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

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

arc, cac, car, card, crc, darc, sarc, varc, xarc

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

Similar file extensions in our database:

Total Commander CRC Checksum
PC 1000 Calculation Result Data
Oracle Documaker CAR Archive
Broderbund PrintMaster Card
NeoBook Cartoon
Funkiball Adventure Saved Game Data

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

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