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088 File Extension

Compressed Archive
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What is 088 file?

Full format name of files that use 088 extension is Compressed Archive. 088 file format is compatible with software that can be installed on Mac OS, Windows system platform. 088 file format, along with 619 other file formats, belongs to the Archive Files category. Users are advised to use WinRAR software for managing 088 files, although 2 other programs can also handle this type of file. WinRAR software was developed by win.rar GmbH, and on its official website you may find more information about 088 files or the WinRAR software program.

Programs which support 088 file extension

The list that follows enumerates programs compatible with 088 files, divided into 2 categories based on operating system on which they are available. Files with 088 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 088 file

How to open file with 088 extension?

Being unable to open files with 088 extension can be have various origins. Fortunately, most common problems with 088 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.

Step 1. Get the WinRAR

Install software to open 088 file The most common reason for such problems is the lack of proper applications that supports 088 files installed on the system. This one is an easy one. Select WinRAR or one of the recommended programs (for example, Zipeg, The Unarchiver) and download it from appropriate source and install on your system. The full list of programs grouped by operating systems can be found above. The safest method of downloading WinRAR installed is by going to developer’s website (win.rar GmbH) and downloading the software using provided links.

Step 2. Check the version of WinRAR and update if needed

Update software that support file extension 088If you already have WinRAR installed on your systems and 088 files are still not opened properly, check if you have the latest version of the software. Sometimes software developers introduce new formats in place of that already supports along with newer versions of their applications. The reason that WinRAR cannot handle files with 088 may be that the software is outdated. The most recent version of WinRAR is backward compatible and can handle file formats supported by older versions of the software.

Step 3. Set the default application to open 088 files to WinRAR

If you have the latest version of WinRAR installed and the problem persists, select it as the default program to be used to manage 088 on your device. The process of associating file formats with default application may differ in details depending on platform, but the basic procedure is very similar.

Associate software with 088 file on Windows

The procedure to change the default program in Windows

  • Clicking the 088 with right mouse button will bring a menu from which you should select the Open with option
  • Next, select the Choose another app option and then using More apps open the list of available applications
  • The last step is to select Look for another app on this PC option supply the directory path to the folder where WinRAR is installed. Now all that is left is to confirm your choice by selecting Always use this app to open 088 files and clicking OK.
Associate software with 088 file on Mac

The procedure to change the default program in Mac OS

  • Right-click the 088 file and 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 088 extension. By clicking Continue you confirm your selection.

Step 4. Check the 088 for errors

If you followed the instructions form the previous steps yet the issue is still not solved, you should verify the 088 file in question. Being unable to access the file can be related to various issues.

Check 088 file for viruses
1. The 088 may be infected with malware – make sure to scan it with an antivirus tool.

Should it happed that the 088 is infected with a virus, this may be that cause that prevents you from accessing it. It is advised to scan the system for viruses and malware as soon as possible or use an online antivirus scanner. 088 file is infected with malware? Follow the steps suggested by your antivirus software.

2. Check whether the file is corrupted or damaged

If you obtained the problematic 088 file from a third party, ask them to supply you with another copy. The file might have been copied erroneously and the data lost integrity, which precludes from accessing the file. It could happen the the download process of file with 088 extension was interrupted and the file data is defective. Download the file again from the same source.

3. Check if the user that you are logged as has administrative privileges.

There is a possibility that the file in question can only be accessed by users with sufficient system privileges. Switch to an account that has required privileges and try opening the Compressed Archive file again.

4. Make sure that the system has sufficient resources to run WinRAR

If the systems has insufficient resources to open 088 files, try closing all currently running applications and try again.

5. Verify that your operating system and drivers are up to date

Up-to-date system and drivers not only makes your computer more secure, but also may solve problems with Compressed Archive file. It may be the case that the 088 files work properly with updated software that addresses some system bugs.

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