>> XAR file

XAR file format description

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

1 filename extension(s) found in our database.

.xar - Xara Drawing

The XAR graphic files are related to Xara Xtreme. XAR file is a Xara vector based drawing. Xara Xtreme (formerly Xara X) is a 2D vector graphics editor created by the British software company Xara.

Xara Xtreme
Graphic files
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Xara Drawing related extensions:
Windows Metafile
TRS 80 Image
SIXEL Bitmap
Screen Capture Image
Portable Pixmap Image ASCII
Colored PostScript

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

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

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

zar, car, xaf, aar, xqr, xad, sar, ar, xr, xa, dar, axr

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

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Zemax Archive
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Operating systems

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