What is a .GFAR File And How To Open It – University of Kent (Easy Guide)

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Introduction

Have you came across a file with the .gfar extension and you don’t know what it is? You most likely know what the file is, but you might be unsure on how to open it. Thanks to this easy guide you will be able to find out what .gfar file extension is, how to open it and how to work with it.

What is a .GFAR file?

The .GFAR file extension comes from Greenfoot Archive. This file extension was developed by University of Kent. The format of this file is zip, and it is a development related file.

What to know

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

How to open a .GFAR file?

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

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

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

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

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .GFAR 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: 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. In the fourth step, after clicking “Open with”, you should see the Greenfoot software that you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Windows.

How to open a .GFAR file on Mac

There are 4 simple steps to open the .gfar file on Mac.

1. The first step is to download the Greenfoot software. This software will be used for opening the file. You can also use Greenfoot software.

Step 2

Step 2: Finding your .GFAR file

2. The second step is locating 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, after locating your file, right click on it and click “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 Greenfoot software you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Mac.

How to open a .GFAR file on Linux

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

1. In the first step you need to download the Greenfoot software. This software will be used for opening the file. The other software that you can use is Greenfoot.

Step 2

Step 2: Locate the .GFAR 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: Hover over the “Open with” button

3. In the third step right click on your file and choose “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 Greenfoot 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 .GFAR file?

If you cannot open the .GFAR file, it is entirely possible that you are trying to open the wrong file. The .GFAR file extension is similar to other file extensions such as: .gfb – GIFBlast, .gfe – Glarysoft, .gfi – GIFI File, .gfie – Greenfish Software, .gform – 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 .GFAR file with the Greenfoot program on Windows, Greenfoot program on Mac and Greenfoot software on Linux.