What is a .EAR File And How To Open It – Oracle (Easy Steps)

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Have you downloaded a file with .ear extension, but you have never seen this extension before? Perhaps you know what the file is, but you simply don’t know how to open it. That’s why you are here! We have made this guide for you to learn more about the .ear file extension and how to open it.

What is a .EAR file?

The file extension .EAR stands for Java Enterprise Archive File. The developer of this file extension is Oracle. The format of this file is zip, and it is a executable file.

What to know

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

How to open a .EAR file?

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

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

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

1. The first step is to download the 7-Zip software. You will be using this software in order to open the file. You can also use 7-Zip software.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .EAR 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, after locating your file, right click on it and click “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 7-Zip software you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Windows.

Still cannot open the .EAR file?

If you are still unable to open the .EAR file, it might be because you are trying to open the wrong one. The .EAR file extension is similar to other file extensions such as: .ear – Eyemail Technology. You might be trying to open the wrong file, please recheck if you are trying to open the right file extension again.


In this article you have learned how to open the .EAR file with the 7-Zip program on Windows.