Open XAR file

The most commonly used .xar file type: Microsoft Excel AutoRecover backup

How to open xar files?

xar file icon Have you had trouble opening the xar file on your computer? What are xar files? We explain what they are and recommend software that we know will open them.

What is xar file?

Files with xar file extension can be found as backups created when the autosaving options is enabled in latest Microsoft Excel.

Microsoft Excel AutoRecover backup description

The xar file extension is associated with Microsoft Excel, one of the most popular and powerful tool you can use to create format spreadsheets, graphs and much more.

The xar files are used since Microsoft Excel 2007 for autosaving purposes. Microsoft Excel 2007 and later has a built-in AutoRecover feature that has replaced the AutoSave add-in that exists in versions of Excel that are earlier than Microsoft Excel 2002.

The AutoRecover feature saves copies of all open Excel files at a user-definable fixed interval. The files can be recovered if Excel closes unexpectedly, for example, during a power failure.

Suggested software to open xar file

Microsoft Excel

A popular spreadsheet application distributed with Microsoft Office suite

Microsoft Excel for Mac

A popular spreadsheet application from the Microsoft Office suite

Office 365

Subscription-based service for Microsoft Office applications

Other XAR file name extensions using the same .xar suffix

.xar - eXtensible ARchiver archive

Files with xar extension are used by The Header utility. They are data archive file formats.

Open xar file with software: XAR PeaZip

.xar - Xara vector drawing

Files with xar file extension may be nowadays found as vector graphics drawings made using Xara Studio software.

Open xar file with software: Xara Designer Pro (Xara Studio) XnView MP ST Thumbnails Explorer Xara Page & Layout Designer

What file extension actually is?

Simply put, file extensions are the characters after the dot in the computer file name, so for example document-name.pdf has file extension „pdf“. This helps Windows to identify which program should be used to open the file.

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