What is ARC? What Opens a ARC? File Format List from WhatIs.com

File Extension

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 No longer commonly used due to the outdated compression algorithms, there are many utilities that will open these files, including WinZip, and Macintosh Stuffit.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

 

Learn more about .ARC files:
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This was last updated in July 2010
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