FAE file format description

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

1 filename extension(s) found in our database.

.fae - Microsoft Office File Access Engine File

The FAE application files are related to Microsoft Office. The FAE file is a Microsoft Office File Access Engine File. File Access Engine (FAE) is a file import/export translator DLL for Microsoft Office.

Microsoft Office
Application files
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Microsoft Office File Access Engine File related extensions:
OpenOffice.org Basic Module
Silverlight Application Package
JScript Encoded Script File
WinTask Compiled Executable
Preferred Executable Format
CR10X EdLog Compiled Program

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

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

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

ae, cae, dae, fa, fad, faf, far, fas, fe, fea, fwe, fxe, rae

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

Similar file extensions in our database:

FARO Zone 2D Data
Collada Digital Asset Exchange
Compiled Fast-Load AutoLISP
Abaqus/CAE Model Database
Farandole Composer Music Module
Caditor Encrypted Document

Operating systems

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Windows XP/Vista, Windows 7/8/10, Windows 11, CentOS, Debian GNU/Linux, Ubuntu Linux, FreeBSD, macOS, Mac OS X, iOS, Android

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