ARC file converter How to convert ARC file?

What is ARC file?


The ARC file extension is a proprietary archive format for the Mac OS X operating system, which is used for storing compressed images, sounds, movies and text files. The ARC file extension has been around since the early 1990s. It was created by Mackinnon & Thorington to provide archiving solutions for the Macintosh computer. They were inspired by Apple’s own compression scheme - Archive Utility Compressed File Format (AUP). The first application of the ARC format was launching Image Capture in 1992. Since its launch, it has become one of the most commonly used formats in Apple software applications. ARC files are lossless data compression and archive formats that can be open by any application supporting it on Mac OS X without decompressing or recompressing them. This includes TextEdit, iTunes and i

ARC Format details


Full Name ARC Lossless Data Compression And Archive Format
Developer Ivan Zahariev
Category Compressed Files

Software, that convert ARC files


The easiest way to convert a ARC file is to save it in a different file format using dedicated software. Below you will find a list of software programs that can handle ARC files. Open your ARC file with one of them and save in another file format.


ARC Converters

  • WinZip
  • ZipZag
  • PowerArchiver
  • StuffIt
  • The Unarchiver
  • StuffIt Expander
  • 6 ARC converters

ARC conversions