Open HAP file

The most commonly used .hap file type: HarmonyOS App Ability Package

What is hap file? Understanding and opening hap files

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.hap file type #1: HarmonyOS App Ability Package

Files with hap extension can be encountered as App ability packages from HarmonyOS apps for Huawei devices.

Further details

File extension hap seems nowadays mainly related to HarmonyOS, a mobile operating system from Huawei used in their devices.

An .hap seems to contain app data in in so called Ability Package. These files can be found inside HarmonyOS app files.

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A mobile OS from Huawei

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DevEco Studio

The official development platform for Huawei's HarmonyOS

.hap file type #2: HAP compressed file archive

A hap file extension is related to the HAP compressed file archive files.

Further details

The hap file extension is associated with the HAP, a memory compression tool for Microsoft Windows operating system able to compress text and image data.

The hap file stores compressed file archive created by HAP tool.

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A low-memory compressor

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