AVRO file format description

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

1 filename extension(s) found in our database.

.avro - Avro Serialized Data

The AVRO data files are related to Apache Avro. The AVRO file is an Avro Serialized Data. Avro is a remote procedure call and data serialization framework developed within Apache's Hadoop project. It uses JSON for defining data types and protocols, and serializes data in a compact binary format.

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

Can't open a .avro 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 .avro file extension is often given incorrectly!

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

aro, avr, vro

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

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