>> AHEAD file

AHEAD file format description

Many people share .ahead files without attaching instructions on how to use it. Yet it isn’t evident for everyone which program a .ahead file can be edited, converted or printed with. On this page, we try to provide assistance for handling .ahead files.

1 filename extension(s) found in our database.

.ahead - SCAMP FITS Image Header

The AHEAD data files are related to SCAMP. The AHEAD file is a SCAMP FITS Image Header. SCAMP (Software for Calibrating AstroMetry and Photometry) is a computer program that computes astrometric projection parameters from source catalogues derived from FITS images.

Data files
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SCAMP FITS Image Header related extensions:
BTS Master AZM Map Data
Zooming Markup Language
REAPER Media Peak Index
MaxMind GeoIP2 Database
PCSX2 Memory Card Image
Esko PlatePrep Len File

Naturally, other applications may also use the .ahead file extension. Even harmful programs can create .ahead files. Be especially cautious with .ahead files coming from an unknown source!

Can't open a .ahead file?

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

Windows can't open this file:


To open this file, Windows needs to know what program you want to use to open it. Windows can go online to look it up automatically, or you can manually select one from a list of programs that are installed on your computer.

To avoid this error, you need to set the file association correctly.

Operating systems currently supports the following operating systems:

Windows XP/Vista, Windows 7/8, Windows 10, CentOS, Debian GNU/Linux, Ubuntu Linux, FreeBSD, Mac OS X, iOS, Android

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