ARF Files: What to Do If You Don't Have Flexible Image Transport System Bitmap, WebEx WebEx Network-Based Recorder, or AOL Instant Messenger Resource File (America Online Inc.) Software

Flexible Image Transport System Bitmap, WebEx WebEx Network-Based Recorder, and AOL Instant Messenger Resource File (America Online Inc.) are typically associated with binary ARF files, so you might be mistaken for thinking that these programs are the only way to open a file with the ARF extension.

Either way, if you're stuck with ARF files you absolutely have to open, keep on reading. We'll show you how to open it, even if you don't have Flexible Image Transport System Bitmap, WebEx WebEx Network-Based Recorder, or AOL Instant Messenger Resource File (America Online Inc.) software installed on your system.

Opening ARF Files without Flexible Image Transport System Bitmap, WebEx WebEx Network-Based Recorder, or AOL Instant Messenger Resource File (America Online Inc.) Software Installed

Different software packages tend to sometimes share similar file types. Flexible Image Transport System Bitmap, WebEx WebEx Network-Based Recorder, and AOL Instant Messenger Resource File (America Online Inc.) are some of the popular programs that use the ARF file extension, so you should be able to use any of these three to open your file. You might even be able to find others by doing a quick Google search.

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A word of warning, though. Be sure to scan any free software you download with a malware checker before running it on your computer.

If You Have Flexible Image Transport System Bitmap, WebEx WebEx Network-Based Recorder, or AOL Instant Messenger Resource File (America Online Inc.) Installed

If one of these software packages are already installed on your PC, but it still won't work to open your ARF file, you might have to check that the file associations are correct. Right-click on the file, select "Open With...", and then select Flexible Image Transport System Bitmap, WebEx WebEx Network-Based Recorder, or AOL Instant Messenger Resource File (America Online Inc.). That will create an association between the ARF file extension and your chosen software.

Your ARF Might Be Corrupt

Finally, if you're still having problems opening your ARF file, download the file again or ask the sender to resend it. It's possible that your ARF file might be corrupt. As a last resort, contact the software developers to see if they may be of further assistance.

Here's a list of ARF-related software programs and their developers:

Software Developer
Flexible Image Transport System Bitmap Microsoft Developer
WebEx WebEx Network-Based Recorder Cisco
AOL Instant Messenger Resource File (America Online Inc.) AIM
Active Tutor Data 4C Media Inc.
Automatic Response File Microsoft Developer

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