alphabetical list of extensions

File extension .AI

File description

The .AI file format is an abbreviation for the Adobe Illustrator. Files that come up with the .AI extension is basically the drawing files that are created using the Adobe Illustrator application. The files that are created using this program are composed of the paths that are linked by points and then are saved in the vector format. The technology that is used to create this format enable users to easily resize the images without affecting the quality of the image.

Some 3rd party applications also enable the users to rastersize the images that have been created using the Adobe Illustrator, which allows them to easily convert the files into the bitmap file format.

Description of the problem
If you have on your computer a .AI file that you cannot open, you are in exactly the same situation as thousands of other people who have similar problems with this or any other unknown file.

There may be several reasons why you cannot open the file with .AI extension. Directly on this website you can find a solution of the most common problem with the .AI file – that you do not have on your computer the appropriate program to open the file.
Solution
From the list below, select the appropriate program, install it and double click on the icon of a file that did not want to open - the problem with the .AI file extension should be solved. However, if this does not happen, go back to the website to learn about other possible causes of the error, which have been described at the bottom of the website.
Category
Vector Image Files
Developer
Adobe Systems
Popularity
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File name: Adobe Illustrator graphics file
Programs that will open this file:
Windows
Windows
Adobe Acrobat Adobe Acrobat
Adobe Creative Cloud Adobe Creative Cloud
Adobe Illustrator Adobe Illustrator
Ai Viewer Ai Viewer
Canvas Canvas
CorelDRAW CorelDRAW
CorelDraw Graphics Suite CorelDraw Graphics Suite
DrawPlus DrawPlus
TurboCAD TurboCAD
UniConvertor UniConvertor
XnView XnView
Mac OS
Mac OS
Adobe Acrobat Adobe Acrobat
Adobe Illustrator Adobe Illustrator
Adobe Photoshop Adobe Photoshop
Apple Preview Apple Preview
Inkscape Inkscape
Preview Preview
TurboCAD TurboCAD
Linux
Linux
GIMP GIMP
Inkscape Inkscape
sK1 sK1
iOS
iOS
Adobe Debut Adobe Debut
Category
Game Files
Developer
Electronic Arts
Popularity
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File name: Battlefield 2 Artificial Intelligence File
Programs that will open this file:
Windows
Windows
Battlefield 2 Battlefield 2
Remember!
The .AI file extension can correspond to several not related file formats. If there is more than one file format with the .AI extension, you will probably find most of them at this website. Remember that you need to download a program to support a particular file type. So first look through the entire contents of the website to select a program to support just the file you have.

Other possible reasons why your .AI file does not want to open

In addition to the problem described above, i.e. the lack of the appropriate application to support the .AI file, there may be several reasons that cause problems with opening and operation of the data format:

1. Incorrect version of the installed application

A quite common problem is the lack of application in the appropriate version. Even if you have an application, with the help of which you should open the .AI file, you may have a problem with it because of its version. Perhaps in previous versions the application has not yet supported the .AI file, so download the update and check again.

2. Incorrect .AI file association with the program

If you have already installed the appropriate application, and it is the correct version, the file may not open correctly, because the operating system does not have information that this program supports the file. So you need to "show" which program the computer should use. To do this:

  • Right-click the .AI file
  • Go to the "Open with" - then "Choose default program ..."
  • Locate the appropriate application
  • Click "OK"

3. The file is corrupt

It also happens that the file you want to open is corrupt and therefore there is no such possibility. In this situation, you should find its different version, or ask a person from whom you got, to send it again.