What is PAR2 file?
The PAR2 file extension is primarily for the use of backup files for *.pk3 files. It stores an index file that has information about all the files in a *.pk3 file archive. The index file is is broken into pieces and saved as a series of gzip tar archives, which are then stored in alongside the original files.
PAR2 Format details
|Full Name||Parchive 2 Index Format|
Tools that will help you view PAR2 files
Sometimes you need to quickly preview the contents of a file with the PAR2 extension. In such a situation, many people decide to find a tool that, according to its creators, can display the contents of the PAR2 file and many other types of files (All in One Viewer).
Of course, there are such tools. However, it should be remembered that they may display the data contained in the PAR2 file differently than the application dedicated to handling the PAR2 file extension. When you cannot afford to have the data of the PAR2 file displayed different from the original, you should use the applications developed to work with the PAR2 file.
Below you will find a list of software programs that will help you with this. These software programs will help you view the content of the PAR2 file, minimizing possible errors that may arise with other tools.
PAR2 File Viewers