What is a .ARJ File And How To Open It – ARJ Software (Simple Steps)

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Introduction

Have you downloaded a file with .arj extension, but you have never seen this extension before? It is important to know how to open this file – in order to be able to work with it. Don’t worry! This article explains everything about the .arj file extension, how to open and work with it on various systems.

What is a .ARJ file?

The file extension .ARJ comes from ARJ Compressed File Archive. This file extension was developed by ARJ Software. The file is a compressed file.

What to know

There are currently 6 software that can open the .arj file on 2 platforms.

How to open a .ARJ file?

Below you can find an easy to understand, step-by-step guide to open the .ARJ file on your operating system/device.

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

We have written below an easy-to-understand guide on how to open the .arj file on Windows in 4 easy steps.

1. In the first step you need to download the ExtractNow software. This software will be used for opening the file. Other software that can be used in opening this file is: Smith Micro StuffIt Deluxe, 7-Zip, Zipeg and ExtractNow.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .ARJ 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: Choose “Open with”

3. In the third step right click on your file and choose “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Choose the software and click ok

4. After choosing the “Open with” option, you will have an option to choose the ExtractNow software you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Windows.

How to open a .ARJ file on Mac

Below you can see a visual guide on how to open the .arj file on Mac in 4 easy steps.

1. In the first step you need to download the The Unarchiver software. You will be using this software in order to open the file. Other software that can be used in opening this file is: Incredible Bee Archiver, Zipeg and The Unarchiver.

Step 2

Step 2: Finding your .ARJ 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: Clicking “Open with”

3. In the third step right click on your file and choose “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Choosing the software to open your file

4. After choosing the “Open with” option, you will have an option to choose the The Unarchiver software you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Mac.

Still cannot open the .ARJ file?

If you are still unable to open the .ARJ file, it might be because you are trying to open the wrong one. There are many similar file extensions that look like the .ARJ file.arkprofile – Studio Wildcard, .arktribe – Studio Wildcard, .arl – AOL, .arm – The Armory 3D Team, .arn – Microsoft. You might be trying to open the wrong file, please recheck if you are trying to open the right file extension again.

Conclusion

In this article you have learned how to open the .ARJ file with the ExtractNow, Smith Micro StuffIt Deluxe, 7-Zip, Zipeg programs on Windows and The Unarchiver, Incredible Bee Archiver, Zipeg programs on Mac.