003 File Extension

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Compressed Format From A Multi-volume Archive (part 3)
  • Developer
    Igor Pavlov
  • Popularity
    3.3 (3 votes)

What is 003 file?

Full format name of files that use 003 extension is Compressed Format From A Multi-volume Archive (part 3). Igor Pavlov defined the Compressed Format From A Multi-volume Archive (part 3) format standard. 003 files are supported by software applications available for devices running Linux, Mac OS, Windows. Files with 003 extension are categorized as Archive Files files. The Archive Files subset comprises 619 various file formats. Users are advised to use 7-Zip software for managing 003 files, although 9 other programs can also handle this type of file. On the official website of Igor Pavlov developer not only will you find detailed information about the7-Zip software, but also about 003 and other supported file formats.

Programs which support 003 file extension

Below you will find an index of software programs that can be used to open 003 files divided into 3 categories according to system platform supported. Files with 003 extension, just like any other file formats, can be found on any operating system. The files in question may be transferred to other devices, be it mobile or stationary, yet not all systems may be capable of properly handling such files.

Programs that support 003 file

How to open file with 003 extension?

There can be multiple causes why you have problems with opening 003 files on given system. What is important, all common issues related to files with 003 extension can be resolved by the users themselves. The process is quick and doesn’t involve an IT expert. The following is a list of guidelines that will help you identify and solve file-related problems.

Step 1. Install 7-Zip software

The most common reason for such problems is the lack of proper applications that supports 003 files installed on the system. This one is an easy one. Select 7-Zip or one of the recommended programs (for example, PeaZip, WinRAR, ZipZag) and download it from appropriate source and install on your system. On the top of the page a list that contains all programs grouped based on operating systems supported can be found. One of the most risk-free method of downloading software is using links provided by official distributors. Visit 7-Zip website and download the installer.

Step 2. Check the version of 7-Zip and update if needed

If you already have 7-Zip installed on your systems and 003 files are still not opened properly, check if you have the latest version of the software. Software developers may implement support for more modern file formats in updated versions of their products. This can be one of the causes why 003 files are not compatible with 7-Zip. The latest version of 7-Zip should support all file formats that where compatible with older versions of the software.

Step 3. Assign 7-Zip to 003 files

If the issue has not been solved in the previous step, you should associate 003 files with latest version of 7-Zip you have installed on your device. The method is quite simple and varies little across operating systems.

Selecting the first-choice application in Windows

  • Choose the Open with entry from the file menu accessed by right-mouse clicking on the 003 file
  • Next, select the Choose another app option and then using More apps open the list of available applications
  • Finally select Look for another app on this PC, point to the folder where 7-Zip is installed, check the Always use this app to open 003 files box and conform your selection by clicking OK button

Selecting the first-choice application in Mac OS

  • From the drop-down menu, accessed by clicking the file with 003 extension, select Information
  • Open the Open with section by clicking its name
  • From the list choose the appropriate program and confirm by clicking Change for all....
  • A message window should appear informing that This change will be applied to all files with 003 extension. By clicking Continue you confirm your selection.

Step 4. Verify that the 003 is not faulty

You closely followed the steps listed in points 1-3, but the problem is still present? You should check whether the file is a proper 003 file. Problems with opening the file may arise due to various reasons.

1. The 003 may be infected with malware – make sure to scan it with an antivirus tool.

If the file is infected, the malware that resides in the 003 file hinders attempts to open it. It is advised to scan the system for viruses and malware as soon as possible or use an online antivirus scanner. 003 file is infected with malware? Follow the steps suggested by your antivirus software.

2. Ensure the file with 003 extension is complete and error-free

Did you receive the 003 file in question from a different person? Ask him/her to send it one more time. During the copy process of the file errors may occurred rendering the file incomplete or corrupted. This could be the source of encountered problems with the file. When downloading the file with 003 extension from the internet an error may occurred resulting in incomplete file. Try downloading the file again.

3. Verify whether your account has administrative rights

Sometimes in order to access files user need to have administrative privileges. Log out of your current account and log in to an account with sufficient access privileges. Then open the Compressed Format From A Multi-volume Archive (part 3) file.

4. Check whether your system can handle 7-Zip

If the system is under havy load, it may not be able to handle the program that you use to open files with 003 extension. In this case close the other applications.

5. Ensure that you have the latest drivers and system updates and patches installed

Up-to-date system and drivers not only makes your computer more secure, but also may solve problems with Compressed Format From A Multi-volume Archive (part 3) file. It is possible that one of the available system or driver updates may solve the problems with 003 files affecting older versions of given software.

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