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Basic information about ANI file

When there is a problem with opening files with the file extension ANI(*.ANI or *.ani), you do not need a computer expert. In most cases, using the helpful suggestions of experts contained in our website as well as appropriate programs, you can solve the problem with the ANI file yourself.

There are 1 file types using the ANI file extension in our database. In the further part of this page, you will find detail information about all the ANI file with their brief description and a list of programs that support ANI file sorted by operating systems. The table below provides useful information about the ANI file extension. It answers questions such as:
  • What is the ANI file?
  • How to open a ANI file?
  • What programs do I need to open a ANI file?
  • What programs help to create and edit a ANI file?
  • How to convert ANI files to another file format?
  • How to convert another files to ANI file format?


1.Detail information about ANI file extension: Windows Animated Cursor

File type Windows Animated Cursor Category System Files
Developer Microsoft File format Binary
Description ANI file is a Windows Animated Cursor developed by Microsoft.
Software programs that will open, edit or convert ANI files

Windows
Axialis CursorWorkshop
RealWorld Cursor Editor
G.D.G. AniTuner
Aha-Soft ArtCursors
ACD Systems ACDSee 2018
Inkscape
IcoFX

macOS
Inkscape

Linux
Inkscape



How to convert ANI files to another file format?

There are 4 records in our database eligible for ANI files to another file format conversion. If you want to achieve ANI to another files conversion, you may use the option.



How to convert another files to ANI file format?

There are 8 records in our database eligible for another files to ANI file format conversion. If you want to achieve another files to ANI conversion, you may use the option.



Can't open a ANI file?

When you click a file to open it, operating system examines the filename extension. If operating system recognizes the filename extension, it opens the file in the program that is associated with that filename extension. When operating system does not recognize a filename extension, you receive the following message:

”Can't open this file: example.ANI”。

To open this file, you install one of the applications from the list of software programs that you found here, you should be able to open, edit or convert the file with the ANI extension without any issue.


Where I can download the application that support ANI file?

If you do not know where you can download the application from our list, click on the link (which is the name of the program), you will find more information there on the location where to download the required application. Most often they are the websites of software manufacturers.


How to change file associations?

  • Right-click a file with the extension whose association you want to change, and then click "Open With".
  • In the "Open With" dialog box, click the program whith which you want the file to open, or click "Browse" to locate the program that you want.
  • Select the ”Always use the selected program to open this kind of file” check box.


Can I change the extension of ANI files?

Changing the filename extension of a file is not a good idea. When you change a file's extension, you change the way programs on your computer read/open the file. The problem is, changing the file extension does not change the file format. Select a software program from our list and install it on your computer. If the file has not opened correctly, you have to look for a different software program from our list. Sometimes you have to repeat the operation several times.


What else may cause problems width open a ANI file?

The reasons for the lack of the ability to open a ANI file on your computer may be at least several. The easiest thing is to find a suitable application installed on your computer, which will open a ANI file. If there is still something wrong, you might want to check:

  • Whether the ANI file is damaged.
  • Whether the ANI file is incorrectly linked in the registry entries.
  • Whether the ANI file extension has been accidentally removed from the Windows registry.
  • Whether the installation of an application that supports the ANI file format is incompletely.
  • Whether the ANI file is infected.
  • Whether the drivers of the equipment used for opening a ANI file are up to date.
  • Whether your computer has enough hardware resources to open a ANI file.

If the ANI file still not working with your software after eliminating the above shortcomings? That means that the problem is more complex and requires the help of a specialist.