What is a .SFAR File And How To Open It – Electronic Arts (Easy Steps)

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While downloading files, you might have downloaded a file with the .sfar extension. It is important to know how to open this file – in order to be able to work with it. Fear not, in this article we will show you how to easily open the .sfar file in few simple steps on various systems.

What is a .SFAR file?

The file extension .SFAR comes from Mass Effect 3 DLC File. This file extension belongs to the developer Electronic Arts. The file has the binary format, and it is a game related file.

What to know

There are currently 2 software that can open the .sfar file on 1 platform.

How to open a .SFAR file?

In this part of the article we will show you how to open the .SFAR file on various operating systems.

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

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

1. In the first step you need to download the ME3 Explorer software. You will be using this software in order to open the file. The other software that you can use is Electronic Arts Mass Effect 3 and ME3 Explorer.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .SFAR 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 ME3 Explorer software you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Windows.

Still cannot open the .SFAR file?

If you are still unable to open the .SFAR file, it might be because you are trying to open the wrong one. There are many similar file extensions that look like the .SFAR file.sfb – Sony, .sfc – Super Nintendo ROM, .sfc – Motic, .sfc – Creature Labs, .sfcache – Microsoft. 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 .SFAR file with the ME3 Explorer, Electronic Arts Mass Effect 3 programs on Windows.