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

What is a AVI file ext?

The .AVI file extension is a container file format for Multimedia files that was introduced by Microsoft in 1992. Although, due to its age, it is considered tehnologically outdated, it is still one of the most popular file formats for storing video images (alternatives include .MPEG and .MOV).

How to open a AVI file?

In most cases your computer should know what software program should be used to open different file types and extensions like AVI. When you double click on the AVI file format, it should open with appropriate software program. If you downloaded or received AVI 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 AVI files

Scan the file
Before trying to open AVI files on your Windows make sure that it is safe to do so by running through antivirus scanner.
Update
Unable to open AVI 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 AVI 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 AVI by renaming the file. Incorrect associations are the cause of many AVI file errors.

Finally, if Windows is unable to open file extension AVI 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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