File Extension

XAR File Format

Microsoft Excel auto-save files

The XAR file extension is used by Microsoft Excel for the auto-saving feature that has been part of the software since the 2007 version. Auto-saving enables the user to recover a file after suffering a computer crash, power failure, and other unforeseen incident.

The XAR file extension is also associated with Corel Xara drawing files.

 

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This was last updated in September 2010
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