alphabetical list of extensions

File extension .AXX

File description

AXX file is associated with AxCrypt encryption software. This software application allows the user to secure the data using 128bit encryption.

The encrypted file is then stored with AXX file format. A security key is required to decrypt AXX file and there is no backdoor in AXX file format making it secure. The key wrapping of the key file is done with NIST specifications. AES key wrap is used as the main structure of key file. The encryption done in the AXX file is through 128bit Cipher Block Chaining mode which has a random IV for secure data protection measure.

Description of the problem
If you have on your computer a .AXX 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 .AXX extension. Directly on this website you can find a solution of the most common problem with the .AXX file – that you do not have on your computer the appropriate program to open the file.
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 .AXX 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.
Encoded Files
Axantum Software
Last updated
July 15, 2014
File name: AxCrypt Encrypted File
Programs that will open this file:
AxCrypt AxCrypt
The .AXX file extension can correspond to several not related file formats. If there is more than one file format with the .AXX 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 .AXX file does not want to open

In addition to the problem described above, i.e. the lack of the appropriate application to support the .AXX 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 .AXX file, you may have a problem with it because of its version. Perhaps in previous versions the application has not yet supported the .AXX file, so download the update and check again.

2. Incorrect .AXX 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 .AXX 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.