ANIM file format description
Many people share .anim files without attaching instructions on how to use it. Yet it isn’t evident for everyone which program a .anim file can be edited, converted or printed with. On this page, we try to provide assistance for handling .anim files.
1 filename extension(s) found in our database.
.anm - Deluxe Paint Animation
ANM file is a Deluxe Paint Animation. Deluxe Paint (DPaint) is a bitmap graphics editor originally created by Dan Silva for Electronic Arts. The original version was created for the Commodore Amiga.
Naturally, other applications may also use the .anim file extension. Even harmful programs can create .anim files. Be especially cautious with .anim files coming from an unknown source!
Can't open a .anim 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.
- Open Control Panel > Control Panel Home > Default Programs > Set Associations.
- Select a file type in the list and click Change Program.
The .anim file extension is often given incorrectly!
According to the searches on our site, these misspellings were the most common in the past year:
aim, nim, ani, anm
Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?
Similar file extensions in our database:
- AIMMS ASCII Model File
- Windows Animated Cursor
- Valve Source Model Animation Data
- Deluxe Paint Animation
- Nimrod Source Code
- Nokia Interleaved Multimedia File
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