Details of the .jar file extension
The table below provides useful information about the .jar file extension. It answers questions such as:
- What is the .jar file?
- What program do I need to open a .jar file?
- How can the .jar file be opened, edited or printed?
- Where can I find the specifications for .jar?
- Which MIME-type is associated with the .jar extension?
- How can I convert .jar files to another format?
- What are other, similar filename extensions to .jar?
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1 extension(s) and 0 alias(es) found in database
The JavaTM Archive file format enables you to bundle multiple files into a single archive file. Typically a JAR file contains the class files and auxiliary resources associated with applets and applications.
Other types of files may also use the .jar file extension.
The .jar file extension is often given incorrectly!
According to the searches on our site, these misspellings were the most common in the past year:
Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?
We found the following similar file extensions in our database:
Can't open a .jar file?
When you double-click a file to open it, Windows examines the filename extension. If Windows recognizes the filename extension, it opens the file in the program that is associated with that filename extension. When Windows does not recognize a filename extension, you receive the following message:
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Windows cannot open this file:
To open this file, Windows needs to know what program you want to use to open it...
If you don't know how to set the .jar file association, check the FAQ.
Can I change the extension of files?
Changing the filename extension of a file is not a good idea. When you change a file's extension, you change the way programs on your computer read the file. The problem is, changing the file extension does not change the file format.
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