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

We collected the information you should know about the .zar filename on this page. If you were sent a(n) .zar 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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.zar - Zemax Archive

The ZAR file is a Data file, which is connected to the Zemax Archive according to our registry. With the adequate settings, the Zemax Archive (.zar) files can be opened or converted with the help of Zemax.

Format description:
ZAR format
Magic string:
- / -
Related links:
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

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

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

If the program necessary for opening the .zar file is installed properly on your computer, then the quickest and simplest way to open the .zar 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 .zar file, you may receive an error message from the associated application, this can be caused by the following:

Incorrectly given .zar extension

The .zar 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 .zar files.

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

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

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

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ZoneCentral Access List Data
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MSN Gaming Zone Data File

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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