What is a .BAR File And How To Open It – Microsoft

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While downloading files, you might have downloaded a file with the .bar extension. It is important to know how to open this file – in order to be able to work with it. Thanks to this easy guide you will be able to find out what .bar file extension is, how to open it and how to work with it.

What is a .BAR file?

The .BAR file extension is Age of Empires 3 Data File. This file extension was developed by Microsoft. The file has the binary format, and it is a game related file.

What to know

There is currently 1 software that can open the .bar file on 1 platform.

How to open a .BAR file?

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

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

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

1. The first step is to download the Dragon UnPACKer software. You will be using this software in order to open the file. Other software that can be used in opening this file is: Dragon UnPACKer.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .BAR 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 Dragon UnPACKer software you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Windows.

Still cannot open the .BAR file?

If you are still unable to open the .BAR file, it might be because you are trying to open the wrong one. The .BAR file extension is similar to other file extensions such as: .bar – Microsoft, .bar – Qualcomm. You might be trying to open one of them. Please recheck the file extension again.


In this article you have learned how to open the .BAR file with the Dragon UnPACKer program on Windows.