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.arc File Extension

Developer: Nokia
File type: Symbian OS Backup File
You're here because you have a file that has a file extension ending in .arc. Files with the file extension .arc can only be launched by certain applications. It's possible that .arc files are data files rather than documents or media, which means they're not meant to be viewed at all.

what is a .arc file?

Backup files are mirror images of a file or document, at the time the backup file was created by a user of an application, and some programs are usually integrated with features which can enable a user to back up certain media files stored in his or her computer. An example is the ARC format. These are backup files referenced by the associated application, and these files are implemented with support for the development of mobile applications intended for the Symbian environment. The industries targeted by the developers of these applications are from construction groups to IT and modern manufacturing institutions, particularly those who need mobile solutions for their daily business communications and operations. The Nokia Symbian SDK (Software Development Kit) program can be used to access the content and functionalities stored in files appended with the ARC format. There are many other applications that can be installed in Microsoft Windows-based systems and into Mac platforms, and installing these programs among other supported software will enable users to access the content of these ARC files.

how to open a .arc file?

Launch a .arc file, or any other file on your PC, by double-clicking it. If your file associations are set up correctly, the application that's meant to open your .arc file will open it. It's possible you may need to download or purchase the correct application. It's also possible that you have the correct application on your PC, but .arc files aren't yet associated with it. In this case, when you try to open a .arc file, you can tell Windows which application is the correct one for that file. From then on, opening a  .arc file will open the correct application. Click here to fix .arc file association errors

applications that open a .arc file

Nokisoft Noki

Nokisoft Noki

Noki is a commercial service to discover and extract Phone book, SMS, Calendar, Memo, Bookmark and other user files from the backup file of Nokia phone (created using Nokia PC Suite or Nokia Ovi Suite). It gives several ways to restore info from the backup file: contacts can be exported as vCard (.vcf file) and then copied to mobile phones via Nokia PC Suite, or they can be changed to a .csv file for transport to Mozilla Thunderbird, Microsoft Outlook or Outlook Express; text messages, MBOX email files and SMS can be exported to vMessage (.vmg file) format; calendar items can be saved into vCalendar format; memos and notes can be saved as .txt files; media files, which remain in their own format, can be extracted; the supported Nokia backup file formats are: .nbu, .nfb, .nfc, .arc, .cdb. Noki Software was developed by Han Zhao, released on May 3, 2007 and works in Windows operating system.
NbuExplorer

NbuExplorer

NbuExplorer is a downloadable Windows tool that enables the users to open Nokia NBU files and extract information such as contacts and messages. This application can work with Nokia NBU, NFB and NFC backup files, and also with the ARC format. The Nokia Symbian SDK (Software Development Kit) program can be employed to open the content and functionalities stored in files appended with the ARC format. Other applications that can be installed in Microsoft Windows-based systems and into Mac platforms, and installing these programs among other supported software will enable users to open and view the content of these ARC files. It is a dedicated tool for accessing and extracting files from a Nokia backup file, regardless if it was made with PC Suite or the newer Ovi Suite. Its interface is spotless and easy to use, with the contents of the backup files shown right in the main window. It shows not only internal files, but also calendar entries, memos, bookmarks, and contacts, while all messages are assembled under a different tab for better organization. The NbuExplorer runs on all Windows workstations, and it does not matter how fast it is, still it remains light on computer performance all the time.

a word of warning

Be careful not to rename the extension on .arc files, or any other files. This will not change the file type. Only special conversion software can change a file from one file type to another.

what is a file extension?

A file extension is the set of three or four characters at the end of a filename; in this case, .arc. File extensions tell you what type of file it is, and tell Windows what programs can open it. Windows often associates a default program to each file extension, so that when you double-click the file, the program launches automatically. When that program is no longer on your PC, you can sometimes get an error when you try to open the associated file.

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