>> ZAR file

ZAR file format description

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

1 filename extension(s) found in our database.

.zar - Zemax Archive

The ZAR data files are related to Zemax. ZAR file is a Zemax Archive. Zemax is an optical design program that is used to design and analyze imaging systems such as camera lenses, as well as illumination systems.

Data files
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Zemax Archive related extensions:
Zemax ASCII Glass Catalog
Zemax Binary Glass Catalog
Zemax Binary Image Surface Data
Zemax Element Drawing Settings
Zemax Image Surface Data
Zemax Element Drawing Note

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

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

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

zaf, aar, zzr, zad, xar, ar, zat, zae, za, sar

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

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