AE1 File Extension

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FileMaker Pro Runtime Database
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    FileMaker, Inc.
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What is AE1 file?

Full format name of files that use AE1 extension is FileMaker Pro Runtime Database. FileMaker, Inc. defined the FileMaker Pro Runtime Database format standard. AE1 file format is compatible with software that can be installed on Windows system platform. Files with AE1 extension are categorized as Database Files files. The Database Files subset comprises 348 various file formats. FileMaker Pro is by far the most used program for working with AE1 files. On the official website of FileMaker, Inc. developer not only will you find detailed information about theFileMaker Pro software, but also about AE1 and other supported file formats.

Programs which support AE1 file extension

Below is a table that list programs that support AE1 files. AE1 files can be encountered on all system platforms, including mobile, yet there is no guarantee each will properly support such files.

Programs that support AE1 file

How to open file with AE1 extension?

There can be multiple causes why you have problems with opening AE1 files on given system. Fortunately, most common problems with AE1 files can be solved without in-depth IT knowledge, and most importantly, in a matter of minutes. The following is a list of guidelines that will help you identify and solve file-related problems.

Step 1. Download and install FileMaker Pro

The most common reason for such problems is the lack of proper applications that supports AE1 files installed on the system. To address this issue, go to the FileMaker Pro developer website, download the tool, and install it. It is that easy On the top of the page a list that contains all programs grouped based on operating systems supported can be found. The safest method of downloading FileMaker Pro installed is by going to developer’s website (FileMaker, Inc.) and downloading the software using provided links.

Step 2. Verify the you have the latest version of FileMaker Pro

If you already have FileMaker Pro installed on your systems and AE1 files are still not opened properly, check if you have the latest version of the software. Software developers may implement support for more modern file formats in updated versions of their products. The reason that FileMaker Pro cannot handle files with AE1 may be that the software is outdated. All of the file formats that were handled just fine by the previous versions of given program should be also possible to open using FileMaker Pro.

Step 3. Set the default application to open AE1 files to FileMaker Pro

If you have the latest version of FileMaker Pro installed and the problem persists, select it as the default program to be used to manage AE1 on your device. The process of associating file formats with default application may differ in details depending on platform, but the basic procedure is very similar.

Selecting the first-choice application in Windows

  • Clicking the AE1 with right mouse button will bring a menu from which you should select the Open with option
  • Next, select the Choose another app option and then using More apps open the list of available applications
  • The last step is to select Look for another app on this PC option supply the directory path to the folder where FileMaker Pro is installed. Now all that is left is to confirm your choice by selecting Always use this app to open AE1 files and clicking OK.

Selecting the first-choice application in Mac OS

  • From the drop-down menu, accessed by clicking the file with AE1 extension, select Information
  • Find the Open with option – click the title if its hidden
  • Select the appropriate software and save your settings by clicking Change all
  • Finally, a This change will be applied to all files with AE1 extension message should pop-up. Click Continue button in order to confirm your choice.

Step 4. Ensure that the AE1 file is complete and free of errors

If you followed the instructions form the previous steps yet the issue is still not solved, you should verify the AE1 file in question. Problems with opening the file may arise due to various reasons.

1. The AE1 may be infected with malware – make sure to scan it with an antivirus tool.

If the AE1 is indeed infected, it is possible that the malware is blocking it from opening. It is advised to scan the system for viruses and malware as soon as possible or use an online antivirus scanner. If the AE1 file is indeed infected follow the instructions below.

2. Ensure the file with AE1 extension is complete and error-free

Did you receive the AE1 file in question from a different person? Ask him/her to send it one more time. The file might have been copied erroneously and the data lost integrity, which precludes from accessing the file. If the AE1 file has been downloaded from the internet only partially, try to redownload it.

3. Verify whether your account has administrative rights

Some files require elevated access rights to open them. Switch to an account that has required privileges and try opening the FileMaker Pro Runtime Database file again.

4. Check whether your system can handle FileMaker Pro

If the system is under havy load, it may not be able to handle the program that you use to open files with AE1 extension. In this case close the other applications.

5. Check if you have the latest updates to the operating system and drivers

Latest versions of programs and drivers may help you solve problems with FileMaker Pro Runtime Database files and ensure security of your device and operating system. Outdated drivers or software may have caused the inability to use a peripheral device needed to handle AE1 files.

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