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AEA File Extension

AdWords Editor Archive
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What is AEA file?

AEA is a file extension commonly associated with AdWords Editor Archive files. Google defined the AdWords Editor Archive format standard. AEA files are supported by software applications available for devices running Linux, Mac OS, Windows. Files with AEA extension are categorized as Backup Files files. The Backup Files subset comprises 243 various file formats. The most popular program for handling AEA files is Google AdWords Editor, but users can choose among 4 different programs that support this file format. Google AdWords Editor software was developed by Google Inc., and on its official website you may find more information about AEA files or the Google AdWords Editor software program.

Programs which support AEA file extension

The following list contains programs grouped by 3 operating systems that support AEA files. Files with AEA suffix can be copied to any mobile device or system platform, but it may not be possible to open them properly on target system.

Programs that support AEA file

How to open file with AEA extension?

Problems with accessing AEA may be due to various reasons. Fortunately, most common problems with AEA files can be solved without in-depth IT knowledge, and most importantly, in a matter of minutes. We have prepared a listing of which will help you resolve your problems with AEA files.

Step 1. Install Google AdWords Editor software

Install software to open AEA file The main and most frequent cause precluding users form opening AEA files is that no program that can handle AEA files is installed on user’s system. This one is an easy one. Select Google AdWords Editor or one of the recommended programs (for example, Google Translator Toolkit) and download it from appropriate source and install on your system. On the top of the page a list that contains all programs grouped based on operating systems supported can be found. One of the most risk-free method of downloading software is using links provided by official distributors. Visit Google AdWords Editor website and download the installer.

Step 2. Check the version of Google AdWords Editor and update if needed

Update software that support file extension AEAYou still cannot access AEA files although Google AdWords Editor is installed on your system? Make sure that the software is up to date. Software developers may implement support for more modern file formats in updated versions of their products. This can be one of the causes why AEA files are not compatible with Google AdWords Editor. The latest version of Google AdWords Editor should support all file formats that where compatible with older versions of the software.

Step 3. Associate AdWords Editor Archive files with Google AdWords Editor

If the issue has not been solved in the previous step, you should associate AEA files with latest version of Google AdWords Editor you have installed on your device. The next step should pose no problems. The procedure is straightforward and largely system-independent

Associate software with AEA file on Windows

Change the default application in Windows

  • Clicking the AEA 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
  • To finalize the process, select Look for another app on this PC entry and using the file explorer select the Google AdWords Editor installation folder. Confirm by checking Always use this app to open AEA files box and clicking OK button.
Associate software with AEA file on Mac

Change the default application in Mac OS

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

Step 4. Verify that the AEA is not faulty

You closely followed the steps listed in points 1-3, but the problem is still present? You should check whether the file is a proper AEA file. It is probable that the file is corrupted and thus cannot be accessed.

Check AEA file for viruses
1. Check the AEA file for viruses or malware

If the file is infected, the malware that resides in the AEA file hinders attempts to open it. Immediately scan the file using an antivirus tool or scan the whole system to ensure the whole system is safe. AEA file is infected with malware? Follow the steps suggested by your antivirus software.

2. Verify that the AEA file’s structure is intact

If the AEA file was sent to you by someone else, ask this person to resend the file to you. During the copy process of the file errors may occurred rendering the file incomplete or corrupted. This could be the source of encountered problems with the file. It could happen the the download process of file with AEA extension was interrupted and the file data is defective. Download the file again from the same source.

3. Verify whether your account has administrative rights

Sometimes in order to access files user need to have administrative privileges. Switch to an account that has required privileges and try opening the AdWords Editor Archive file again.

4. Check whether your system can handle Google AdWords Editor

If the systems has insufficient resources to open AEA files, try closing all currently running applications and try again.

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 AdWords Editor Archive files and ensure security of your device and operating system. It is possible that one of the available system or driver updates may solve the problems with AEA files affecting older versions of given software.

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