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I have a Contacts.arc file which took from a nokia phone as a back-up of contacts.Now my mobile is lost and i want to see some numbers.Is there any application to open .arc file in ubuntu?. I searched in google but didn't get any answer.

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You may be able to use NbuExplorer (an open-source Windows application) to view the contents of the file.

I was able to run it in Ubuntu by installing the Mono Visual Basic Compiler (VB.NET) Install mono-vbnc and then running mono NbuExplorer.exe. I don't have an .arc file to test this any further.

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But i don't have windows.. –  Abdul Shajin May 19 '11 at 17:14
    
@Abdul Please see my updated answer. –  ændrük May 19 '11 at 17:58
    
Thank you sir,Let me check :) –  Abdul Shajin May 19 '11 at 19:14
    
Hi, genius..Its worked :) :) –  Abdul Shajin May 19 '11 at 19:30

nomarch is available for ubuntu and details is provided in nomarch Ubuntu Manual page.

To install nomarch

sudo apt-get install nomarch

Basic Info:

NAME

   nomarch - extract ‘.arc’ archives

SYNOPSIS

   nomarch [-hlptUv] [archive.arc] [match1 [match2 ... ]]

DESCRIPTION

   nomarch  lists,  extracts,  or  tests  ‘.arc’  archives.  (An alternate
   extension sometimes used was ‘.ark’; these work too.) This  is  a  very
   outdated  file  format  which should certainly not be used for anything
   new, but you may still need an extraction utility, and here it is. :-)

   The default action is to extract all files in  the  specified  archive;
   see OPTIONS below for how to do other things instead.
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