Did you find or received ANI file and your computer failed to open it? Below we will explain what is ANI file extension and how you can open it.

What is a ANI file ext?

The .ANI file extension identifies files which store the animations for cursor and icons in Microsoft Windows. Windows contains a range of default animations, however there are security risks associated with downloading third-party icon and cursor animations and so care should be taken to ensure that any downloads originate from a reliable source.

How to open a ANI file?

In most cases your computer should know what software program should be used to open different file types and extensions like ANI. When you double click on the ANI file format, it should open with appropriate software program. If you downloaded or received ANI files for the first time and your system failed to open it then try free file viewers available on the internet after doing enough research not to fall prey to malware.

How to fix errors with ANI files

Scan the file
Before trying to open ANI files on your Windows make sure that it is safe to do so by running through antivirus scanner.
Update
Unable to open ANI files with the associated software program or see an error than try updating the associated software
Do not
If none of the applications in your Windows were able to open ANI file do not change file extension because by changing file extension you are corrupting the file. In case you already changed the extension you can revert it back to ANI by renaming the file. Incorrect associations are the cause of many ANI file errors.

Finally, if Windows is unable to open file extension ANI you may have registry related errors or may not have the appropriate program installed. We strongly recommend that you run a registry scan.

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