008 is a file extension commonly associated with Compressed Format From A Multi-volume Archive (part 8) files. Igor Pavlov defined the Compressed Format From A Multi-volume Archive (part 8) format standard. Files with 008 extension may be used by programs distributed for Linux, Mac OS, Windows platform. 008 file belongs to the Archive Files category just like 619 other filename extensions listed in our database. 7-Zip supports 008 files and is the most frequently used program to handle such files, yet 9 other tools may also be used. On the official website of Igor Pavlov developer not only will you find detailed information about the7-Zip software, but also about 008 and other supported file formats.
Below you will find an index of software programs that can be used to open 008 files divided into 3 categories according to system platform supported. Files with 008 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.
Being unable to open files with 008 extension can be have various origins. Fortunately, most common problems with 008 files can be solved without in-depth IT knowledge, and most importantly, in a matter of minutes. The following is a list of guidelines that will help you identify and solve file-related problems.
Problems with opening and working with 008 files are most probably having to do with no proper software compatible with 008 files being present on your machine. The most obvious solution is to download and install 7-Zip or one to the listed programs: PeaZip, WinRAR, ZipZag. On the top of the page a list that contains all programs grouped based on operating systems supported can be found. If you want to download 7-Zip installer in the most secured manner, we suggest you visit Igor Pavlov website and download from their official repositories.
If you already have 7-Zip installed on your systems and 008 files are still not opened properly, check if you have the latest version of the software. It may also happen that software creators by updating their applications add compatibility with other, newer file formats. If you have an older version of 7-Zip installed, it may not support 008 format. All of the file formats that were handled just fine by the previous versions of given program should be also possible to open using 7-Zip.
After installing 7-Zip (the most recent version) make sure that it is set as the default application to open 008 files. The next step should pose no problems. The procedure is straightforward and largely system-independent
The procedure to change the default program in Windows
The procedure to change the default program in Mac OS
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 008 file. Being unable to access the file can be related to various issues.
Should it happed that the 008 is infected with a virus, this may be that cause that prevents you from accessing it. Scan the 008 file as well as your computer for malware or viruses. If the scanner detected that the 008 file is unsafe, proceed as instructed by the antivirus program to neutralize the threat.
If you obtained the problematic 008 file from a third party, ask them to supply you with another copy. 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. It could happen the the download process of file with 008 extension was interrupted and the file data is defective. Download the file again from the same source.
There is a possibility that the file in question can only be accessed by users with sufficient system 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 8) file.
If the system is under havy load, it may not be able to handle the program that you use to open files with 008 extension. In this case close the other applications.
Regularly updated system, drivers, and programs keep your computer secure. This may also prevent problems with Compressed Format From A Multi-volume Archive (part 8) files. It may be the case that the 008 files work properly with updated software that addresses some system bugs.
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