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ARC File Format

LH ARC (old version) compressed archive

ARC is a file extension for a compressed file used primarily by DOS. ARC stands for ARChive.

ARC files can contain either a Macintosh HFS archive, or an MS-DOS archive. No longer commonly used due to the outdated compression algorithms, there are many utilities that will open these files, including WinZip, and Macintosh Stuffit.

MIME type : application/arc, application/ArcMac

 

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This was last updated in July 2010
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I noticed these rather LARGE files in a group of 8, and doing some disk space "housecleaning", wanted to see if these files were of any critical nature to the operation of my computer - so I could back them up and re-claim the workspace. That's all. I've backed them up, wiped them from the drive, and I'll let you know if there are any catastrophic results...however, I will make no further entries if the computer operation is NOT affected by removing these files.
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Hi,

I needed to delete or move the ARC files. So I wanted to know about them.

What creates the ARC file or how is it getting created. I opened one of the files and saw data is in some different format. Can anyone help?

Thanks,

Shali

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