Five Steps to Open A02 Files

If you have A02 files that you need to open, but you’re not sure how, follow these steps.


Step 1: Double-click the file.

Locate the A02 file icon and double-click it. If you have the right program installed, it should open the file automatically. If it doesn’t, move on to Step 2.

Step 2: Look for another program.

If the A02 file doesn’t open when you double-click it, you probably don’t have the right program on your computer. There are several popular programs that can be used to open a A02 file. Try one of the most common programs: Archive Section or OzWin CompuServe E-mail/Forum Access SYSOP File.

Step 3: Check the file type.

If none of the above programs will open your A02 file, check the file type to make sure you have a program that can open that type of file. Most A02 files are Compressed Files, but there’s a chance it might be another type.

You can find this information in the file’s properties. On a Windows computer, just right-click the file and click properties, and look for the file type under “Type of File.” On a Mac computer, right-click the file and click “More info,” and look for the file type under “Kind.”

Step 4: Get help from a developer.

If you can’t figure out how to open a A02 file, a developer can probably tell you how. Find the program you have in the table below and contact the developer of that program.

Program Name Developer Name
Archive Section Microsoft Programmer
OzWin CompuServe E-mail/Forum Access SYSOP File Microsoft Developer

Step 5: Find a universal file viewer.

The easiest way to open a A02 file, or any kind of file, is to use a universal file viewer like File Magic (Download). You can use it to open many different file formats. If it’s not compatible, the file will just open in binary.

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