Opening 002 files

Have a problem opening a .002 file? We collect information about file formats and can explain what 002 files are. Additionally we recommend software suitable for opening or converting such files.

What is the .002 file type?

The .002 extension does not serve to identify any file type or file format, it rather is used to indicate the current state/position of a file. Numerical extension like .001, .002 etc. can be assigned to files of any format. Such extensions are normally used to identify sections, or chunks of a large file that has been byte-split with the use of a software utility.

A .002 file is the second chunk of a larger file split in two or more chunks. To be able to access the original file, all chunks must be rejoined in their proper order, making a file whole again. The original file can be a movie, archive or any other file. Such split technique would normally be used on large files that must be divided into smaller section without redundant compression.

Alternatively, a file with the .002 extension can be the second chunk of a portioned archive, in which case such a file would have a special byte signature recognizable by archive managers.

Split file chunks can be easily rejoined with the use of CLI commands, specialized GUI tools or most archive managers.

Software to open or convert 002 files

You can open 002 files with the following programs:
WinRAR by win.rar GmbH
PowerArchiver by ConeXware, Inc.
UltraZip by UltraZip
VLC media player
VLC media player by VideoLAN

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