The most commonly used .arc file type: ARC compressed archives
Have you had trouble opening the arc file on your computer? What are arc files? We explain what they are and recommend software that we know will open them.
Archives compressed using the ARC lossless data compression method, originally developed by SAE, are typically found as files with an arc file extension.
ARC is a file format that supports lossless data compression and archiving. It was developed by System Enhancement Associates (SEA) in the mid-1980s and was widely used before the ZIP format became popular.
The ARC format combines several files into one archive file, or a "library", for easier transportation or storage. It also compresses the files to save space. The files can then be extracted and restored to their original form. The ARC format was eventually replaced by the ZIP format, which offers better compression ratios and more features. However, some old software and games may still use the ARC format.
A freeware archive utility that supports many archive formats
Files with arc file extension might also be found as molecular files in CAR Accelrys/MSI Biosym/Insight II format. Molecular format.
An arc file extension is associated with Avalanche Engine, a video gaming engine used by games from Avalanche Software. An arc file stores game data.
Files with arc file extension can also be found as game data files from Cabela's African Safari.
Open arc file with: Cabela's African Safari
Files with arc file extension can also be found as compressed archives from FreeArc utility by Bulat Ziganshin. Different from the original ARC format.
Open arc file with: FreeArc
Files with arc file extension may also be found as some sort of export archives produced by Siemens I-DEAS software.
Files with arc file extension can also be found as game data files found on some Nintendo game cartridges. Contains game data.
Open arc file with: We are sorry, there is currently no software link record to open this arc file type in the database.
Files with arc file extension can be found as backups produced by certain Nokia phones based on Symbian OS. Can be recovered using Nokia PC Suite.
Files with arc file extension may also be found as computer backups created using Symantec Norton 360 software.
Open arc file with: Norton 360
Open arc file with: LogiKal
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