ARF File Extension

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WebEx Advanced Recording Format
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    WebEx Communicatons
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What is ARF file?

ARF file format is related to web conferencing tool WebEx. ARF is a file containing a record downloaded from WebEx website. Single file holds information regarding attendees, table of contests, and other information. WebEx software and ARF format were developed by Cisco.

Difference between ARF and WRF formats

Downloaded WebEx recording is saved on the disk as ARF file, hovewer, WebEx sessions recorded by the user are saved in WRF format.

Additional information

  1. ARF recording is captured using Network-Based Recording (NBR) technology.
  2. ARF files can be converted into more popular formats, such as WMV or SWF, using free WebEx ARF player.
  3. ARF format is unique to WebEx software.

Programs which support ARF file extension

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

Updated: 01/13/2020

How to open file with ARF extension?

Being unable to open files with ARF extension can be have various origins. What is important, all common issues related to files with ARF extension can be resolved by the users themselves. The process is quick and doesn’t involve an IT expert. The list below will guide you through the process of addressing the encountered problem.

Step 1. Install WebEx Meeting Center software

The main and most frequent cause precluding users form opening ARF files is that no program that can handle ARF files is installed on user’s system. This issue can be addressed by downloading and installing WebEx Meeting Center or different compatible program, such as WebEx Player, WebEx, WebEx Training Center. 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 WebEx Meeting Center website and download the installer.

Step 2. Update WebEx Meeting Center to the latest version

You still cannot access ARF files although WebEx Meeting Center is installed on your system? Make sure that the software is up to date. Sometimes software developers introduce new formats in place of that already supports along with newer versions of their applications. The reason that WebEx Meeting Center cannot handle files with ARF may be that the software is outdated. All of the file formats that were handled just fine by the previous versions of given program should be also possible to open using WebEx Meeting Center.

Step 3. Associate WebEx Advanced Recording Format files with WebEx Meeting Center

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

Selecting the first-choice application in Windows

  • Right-click the ARF file and choose Open with option
  • Click Choose another app and then select More apps option
  • To finalize the process, select Look for another app on this PC entry and using the file explorer select the WebEx Meeting Center installation folder. Confirm by checking Always use this app to open ARF files box and clicking OK button.

Selecting the first-choice application in Mac OS

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

Step 4. Ensure that the ARF file is complete and free of errors

Should the problem still occur after following steps 1-3, check if the ARF file is valid. It is probable that the file is corrupted and thus cannot be accessed.

1. The ARF 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 ARF file hinders attempts to open it. Immediately scan the file using an antivirus tool or scan the whole system to ensure the whole system is safe. If the ARF file is indeed infected follow the instructions below.

2. Check whether the file is corrupted or damaged

Did you receive the ARF 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. It could happen the the download process of file with ARF 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.

Sometimes in order to access files user need to have administrative privileges. Switch to an account that has required privileges and try opening the WebEx Advanced Recording Format file again.

4. Verify that your device fulfills the requirements to be able to open WebEx Meeting Center

If the system is under havy load, it may not be able to handle the program that you use to open files with ARF 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 WebEx Advanced Recording Format file. It is possible that one of the available system or driver updates may solve the problems with ARF files affecting older versions of given software.

Conversion of a ARF file

File Conversions from ARF extension to a different format
File conversions from other format to ARF file
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