Information about the .par (par) file type

This is one of two possibilities that we have on file for the .par file extension, follow this link to view both possibilities.

Below is all the information we have available on file about the .par (par) file type.

Parity index file. Also known as a Parchive index file.

A .par file contains information about what files exist in a .rar compressed volume set. The .par file should be accompanied by one or more parity volume files, named .P01, .P02 etc.

.par files follow the Parity Volume Specification 1.0 which has now been superseded. cf .par2.

The following link provides further information related to the .par file extension:

Where this is available we would like to include file format information on .par files, as well as information on how to view or open files of type .par. If you know of any information which we have missed then please let us know.