.PAR2 File Extension

Parity Archive Volume Set

A file extension is the set of characters at the end of a filename; in this case, .par2. Windows often associates a default program to each file extension. When that program is no longer on your PC, y...

General Information

Title PAR2 File Extension
Extension .par2
Full Form Parity Archive Volume Set
File Type Recovery File
Developer Peter B. Clements
MIME Type application/x-par2

File Function

Primary Function Data recovery
Additional Functions File verification, integrity check
Features Error correction, redundancy

File Characteristics

Quality Recovery efficiency
Supports Layers N/A
Supports Transparency N/A
Editable No

Use Cases

Data Protection Yes
File Sharing Yes
Usenet Posting Yes

Security and Practices

Security Risks None inherent
Best Practices Generate with uploads

Historical/Version Information

Initial Release 2001
Latest Version Varies by software

Associated Types

Similar Extensions .par, .p01, .p02, .sfv

Software Compatibility

Software Usage Policy OS Compatibility
QuickPar Free Windows
MultiPar Free Windows
par2cmdline Free Cross-platform