What is a .AAR File And How To Open It – Google (Easy Steps)

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Introduction

While downloading files, you might have downloaded a file with the .aar extension. It is possible that you know what the file does, but you are unsure on how to open it. That’s why you are here! We have made this guide for you to learn more about the .aar file extension and how to open it.

What is a .AAR file?

The file extension .AAR stands for Android Archive. The creator of this file extension is Google. This file belongs to the zip format and it is a development related file.

What to know

There is currently 1 software that can open the .aar file on 3 platforms.

How to open a .AAR file?

Below we will show you a step-by-step guide on how to open the .AAR file on various operating systems.

How to open a .AAR file on Windows (7, 8, 10)

To open the .aar file on Windows, please follow these 4 easy steps.

1. The first step is to download the Google Android Studio software. This software will be used for opening the file. The other software that you can use is Google Android Studio.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .AAR file

2. In the second step you need to locate the downloaded file. If you don’t remember where you have downloaded your file to, you should check your /download/ folder as it usually gets automatically saved there.

Step 3

Step 3: Choose “Open with”

3. In the third step, after locating your file, right click on it and click “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Choose the software and click ok

4. In the fourth step, after clicking “Open with”, you should see the Google Android Studio software that you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Windows.

How to open a .AAR file on Mac

The .aar file can be opened in 4 steps on Mac.

1. The first step is to download the Google Android Studio software. This software will be used for opening the file. The other software that you can use is Google Android Studio.

Step 2

Step 2: Finding your .AAR file

2. In the second step you need to locate the downloaded file. The file can be usually found in your /download/ folder if you don’t remember where you have downloaded it to.

Step 3

Step 3: Clicking “Open with”

3. In the third step, after locating your file, right click on it and click “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Choosing the software to open your file

4. In the fourth step, after clicking “Open with”, you should see the Google Android Studio software that you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Mac.

How to open a .AAR file on Linux

To open the .aar file on Linux, please follow these 4 easy steps.

1. The first step is to download the Google Android Studio software. This software will be used for opening the file. The other software that you can use is Google Android Studio.

Step 2

Step 2: Locate the .AAR file

2. The second step is locating the downloaded file. The file can be usually found in your /download/ folder if you don’t remember where you have downloaded it to.

Step 3

Step 3: Hover over the “Open with” button

3. In the third step, after locating your file, right click on it and click “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Open the file choosing the software

4. In the fourth step, after clicking “Open with”, you should see the Google Android Studio software that you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Linux.

Still cannot open the .AAR file?

If you are still unable to open the .AAR file, it might be because you are trying to open the wrong one. The .AAR file extension is similar to other file extensions such as: .aaui – Adobe Systems, .aawdef – Lavasoft, .aax – Audible, .aaxplugin – Avid Technology, .ab – Google. You might be trying to open one of them. Please recheck the file extension again.

Conclusion

In this article you have learned how to open the .AAR file with the Google Android Studio program on Windows, Google Android Studio program on Mac and Google Android Studio software on Linux.