Asar7z is a small plugin for the popular 7-Zip archiver. You can use Asar7z with 7-Zip to open, modify, or create .asar archives, which are used for packaging applications based on the Electron framework.
The Asar7z distribution package is an ordinary Zip archive that contains the following three files:
- Asar.64.dll – the 64-bit version of the plugin
- Asar.32.dll – the 32-bit version of the plugin
- ReadMe.txt – the user instructions
To install the plugin into the 7-Zip installation folder, you need to create the "Formats" subfolder. After that, copy Asar.64.dll or Asar.32.dll (depending on your 7-Zip edition) to that subfolder. If you do that, each time you launch 7-Zip, it will automatically find Asar7z and use it when opening .asar files.
When packaging their applications, some Electron app developers may create encrypted .asar archives. You cannot access the contents of such archives unless you know the specific encryption method.
- Plugin version: 1.1
- Distribution package size: 185 KB
- Distribution package release date: 23 Jul 2018
You can open .asar archives like ordinary folders directly in Explorer using TC4Shell: