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AFE File Extension

Avid Format Exchange Format
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What is AFE file?

Full format name of files that use AFE extension is Avid Format Exchange Format. Avid Format Exchange Format specification was created by Avid Technology. AFE file format is compatible with software that can be installed on Mac OS, Windows system platform. Files with AFE extension are categorized as Data Files files. The Data Files subset comprises 1326 various file formats. Avid Media Composer supports AFE files and is the most frequently used program to handle such files, yet 3 other tools may also be used. On the official website of Avid Technology, Inc. developer not only will you find detailed information about theAvid Media Composer software, but also about AFE and other supported file formats.

Programs which support AFE file extension

Below you will find an index of software programs that can be used to open AFE files divided into 2 categories according to system platform supported. Files with AFE extension, just like any other file formats, can be found on any operating system. The files in question may be transferred to other devices, be it mobile or stationary, yet not all systems may be capable of properly handling such files.

Programs that support AFE file

How to open file with AFE extension?

Problems with accessing AFE may be due to various reasons. What is important, all common issues related to files with AFE extension can be resolved by the users themselves. The process is quick and doesn’t involve an IT expert. The following is a list of guidelines that will help you identify and solve file-related problems.

Step 1. Download and install Avid Media Composer

Install software to open AFE file The most common reason for such problems is the lack of proper applications that supports AFE files installed on the system. This one is an easy one. Select Avid Media Composer or one of the recommended programs (for example, Avid Xpress) and download it from appropriate source and install on your system. Above you will find a complete listing of programs that support AFE files, classified according to system platforms for which they are available. One of the most risk-free method of downloading software is using links provided by official distributors. Visit Avid Media Composer website and download the installer.

Step 2. Check the version of Avid Media Composer and update if needed

Update software that support file extension AFEIf the problems with opening AFE files still occur even after installing Avid Media Composer, it is possible that you have an outdated version of the software. Check the developer’s website whether a newer version of Avid Media Composer is available. Software developers may implement support for more modern file formats in updated versions of their products. The reason that Avid Media Composer cannot handle files with AFE may be that the software is outdated. The latest version of Avid Media Composer should support all file formats that where compatible with older versions of the software.

Step 3. Set the default application to open AFE files to Avid Media Composer

If the issue has not been solved in the previous step, you should associate AFE files with latest version of Avid Media Composer you have installed on your device. The method is quite simple and varies little across operating systems.

Associate software with AFE file on Windows

Selecting the first-choice application in Windows

  • Right-click the AFE file and choose Open with option
  • Next, select the Choose another app option and then using More apps open the list of available applications
  • Finally select Look for another app on this PC, point to the folder where Avid Media Composer is installed, check the Always use this app to open AFE files box and conform your selection by clicking OK button
Associate software with AFE file on Mac

Selecting the first-choice application in Mac OS

  • Right-click the AFE file and select Information
  • Open the Open with section by clicking its name
  • Select the appropriate software and save your settings by clicking Change all
  • A message window should appear informing that This change will be applied to all files with AFE extension. By clicking Continue you confirm your selection.

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

Should the problem still occur after following steps 1-3, check if the AFE file is valid. It is probable that the file is corrupted and thus cannot be accessed.

Check AFE file for viruses
1. Verify that the AFE in question is not infected with a computer virus

If the AFE is indeed infected, it is possible that the malware is blocking it from opening. Immediately scan the file using an antivirus tool or scan the whole system to ensure the whole system is safe. If the AFE file is indeed infected follow the instructions below.

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

If the AFE 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 AFE extension was interrupted and the file data is defective. Download the file again from the same source.

3. Check if the user that you are logged as has administrative privileges.

Some files require elevated access rights to open them. Log in using an administrative account and see If this solves the problem.

4. Verify that your device fulfills the requirements to be able to open Avid Media Composer

The operating systems may note enough free resources to run the application that support AFE files. Close all running programs and try opening the AFE file.

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

Regularly updated system, drivers, and programs keep your computer secure. This may also prevent problems with Avid Format Exchange Format files. It may be the case that the AFE files work properly with updated software that addresses some system bugs.

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