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Informations about the ARSC filename extension and the file formats associated with it

We collected the information you should know about the .arsc filename on this page. If you were sent a(n) .arsc file in an e-mail, but you don’t know what to do with it, then you can find help here. We strive to suggest free, open-source applications that are available to everyone for the file formats.

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.arsc - Android Package Resource

The ARSC file is a Development file, which is connected to the Android Package Resource according to our registry. With the adequate settings, the Android Package Resource (.arsc) files can be opened or converted with the help of Android SDK.

Format description:
ARSC format
Android SDK
Magic string:
- / -
Related links:
Related extensions:
Android ADB Backup Archive
Android Application Package
Android Opaque Binary Blob File

Important! Programs other than the ones listed above may also use the .arsc file extension. Even harmful programs can create files with the .arsc extension to store data in them. Always be careful with .arsc files coming from unknown sources. Don’t open executable files that arrived in mails, even if you know the sender.

The .arsc file can’t be opened on your computer?

If the program necessary for opening the .arsc file is installed properly on your computer, then the quickest and simplest way to open the .arsc file is to double-click on the file’s name. If that doesn’t work, then the right software probably isn’t installed on your computer.

While opening the .arsc file, you may receive an error message from the associated application, this can be caused by the following:

Incorrectly given .arsc extension

The .arsc filename extension can be given incorrectly sometimes. The cause of the error could be a mistake or a simple typo. We found the following incorrectly given filename extensions that are the most frequent in the case of .arsc files.

agsc, asc, arc, rsc, ars

Maybe you’re not even looking for the .arsc file extension?

It’s possible the the file’s extension was given incorrectly. Below, we list some filename extensions that are similar to the .arsc extension. It’s possible that the one you’re looking for is among them.

XWE Data
Plain Text File
Adobe After Effects Render Settings
LH ARC Compressed Archive
ASCII Armored GPG/PGP File
Tinker Archive

Associated applications

The Windows operating system stores information about the applications associated to the file extensions in the registry database. The associations can be queried or modified in the Command Prompt window with the "assoc" command.

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