How to open 003 file extension?

The author of advice: Mr Brankiewicz

003 files are incessantly popular. However, a file name containing 003 file extension is problematic for some of the users. They have problems with correct opening of a file with 003 extension. However, it should be remembered that 003 file extension can match one or more types of files. The most popular is Generally Split Archive Or Backup File (part 003) but if there are others, you will find information concerning them below.

So, it is worth looking close at the problem concerning 003 files and search for its solution.

A list of programs supporting files types with 003 extension can be found below. Applications are sorted according to appropriate operational systems and their popularity.

  • Generally Split Archive Or Backup File (part 003)

    .003 file extension

    Category: Archive Files

    OS Software
    Windows HJSplit HJSplit
    Total Commander Total Commander
    SplitJoin SplitJoin
    Splitter Splitter
  • Drive Image 5 Setup Format

    .003 file extension

    Category: Archive Files

    OS Software
    Windows Drive Image Drive Image
  • Compressed File From A Multi-volume Archive (part 3)

    .003 file extension

    Category: Archive Files

    OS Software
    Windows 7-zip 7-zip
    WinRAR WinRAR
    PeaZip PeaZip
    ZipZag ZipZag
    MAC OS StuffIt Deluxe StuffIt Deluxe
    StuffIt StuffIt
    StuffIt Expander StuffIt Expander
    The Unarchiver The Unarchiver
    Linux Xarchiver Xarchiver
    File Roller File Roller
  • International S-57 Hydrographic Data Electronic Navigation Chart

    .003 file extension

    Category: GPS&GIS Files

    OS Software
    Windows ArcGIS ArcGIS
  • Winfunktion Mathematic V8.0 Julia Fractal Format

    .003 file extension

    Category: Various Files

    OS Software
    Windows Winfunktion Mathematik Plus 18 Winfunktion Mathematik Plus 18

How to check if a file we want to open is not infected by malware or viruses?

  • Download Malware/viruses removal tool from 003 files in the Windows system.
  • Click “Start scanning” and wait until the programme performs the scanning process on your computer.

What are the reasons of errors concerning 003 extension of files?

The problem that often causes damage concerning 003 extension are Windows system registry errors. That is why, in the first place it is recommended to:

  • Scan computer in order to identify, repair and open the 003 file
  • Check system registry from the angle of hidden errors
  • Repair file’s associations with programs in the system registry

If you are not sure if the above problems concern you, you should consider other frequent irregularities:

  • You do not have an appropriate application installed that supports 003 file extension
  • 003 file is corrupted
  • The application’s version necessary to open the file is not correct
  • The file is not assigned to an appropriate program

Solving problems with 003 files


If 003 file does not open, firstly, it is worth using files associations built in the Windows system with application that can support them. In order to do it, you should double-click a 003 file icon. A list of programs that probably support such a file will appear. It is enough to choose one of them so that Windows would open a given extension with it. Incorrect file’s association will result in Windows trying to open 003 file with a wrong program all the time even if there is an appropriate application supporting this format on a drive. In this case, it is necessary to perform the above mentioned registry scanning and associations’ repair.

If associations are correct and Windows still cannot open the file, most probably the computer does not have appropriate software supporting files with name containing 003 in their extension. The solution to this problem is very simple. You should buy or download a free (if they exist) application that will allow you to open, browse and edit 003 format. It is no risk because many paid programs have free test versions enabling to check their functionality.

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