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ANI file format description

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

2 filename extension(s) found in our database.

.ani - Windows Animated Cursor

The ANI graphic files are related to Microsoft Windows. ANI file is a Windows Animated Cursor. Microsoft Windows is a group of Operating Systems manufactured by Microsoft.

Microsoft Windows
Graphic files
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Windows Animated Cursor related extensions:
Flare RAW Image
X11 Puzzle Bitmap Graphics Data
Adobe Photoshop for Mac Large Document
MTV Raytracer Image
Multi-page TIFF Format Data
ACDSee Canvas 5 Drawing

.ani - Valve Source Model Animation Data

The ANI development files are related to Valve Source SDK. ANI file is a Valve Source Model Animation Data. ANI is the extension for Source's proprietary model animations data format The Source engine is a 3D game engine developed by Valve Corporation. It debuted in October 2004 with Half-Life 2.

Valve Source SDK
Development files
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Valve Source Model Animation Data related extensions:
SymbianOS Resource Header
SymbianOS Pre-processed Resource
XML User Interface Language File
Microsoft Windows Provisioning XML Data
Rhino Compiled Javascript
BREW MP Binary Application Resource

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

Can't open a .ani 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.

The .ani file extension is often given incorrectly!

According to the searches on our site, these misspellings were the most common in the past year:

abi, agi, ahi, ai, ain, ami, an, anl, ano, nai, ni, wni, xni

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

Similar file extensions in our database:

Wisco RC21 Virtual Com Port Settings
Alphacam Nest List
Amica Paint Image
AMI BIOS Firmware Update
NetObjects Fusion Preview
Generations Family Tree Data

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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