AFO File Extension

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Advanced Format Organizer Catalog
  • Developer
    SoftPrime Development
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  • Popularity
    3 (2 votes)

What is AFO file?

Full format name of files that use AFO extension is Advanced Format Organizer Catalog. SoftPrime Development defined the Advanced Format Organizer Catalog format standard. AFO files are supported by software applications available for devices running Windows. AFO file belongs to the Database Files category just like 348 other filename extensions listed in our database. Advanced File Organizer is by far the most used program for working with AFO files. On the official website of SoftPrime Development developer not only will you find detailed information about theAdvanced File Organizer software, but also about AFO and other supported file formats.

Programs which support AFO file extension

Programs that can handle AFO files are as follows. AFO files can be encountered on all system platforms, including mobile, yet there is no guarantee each will properly support such files.

Programs that support AFO file

How to open file with AFO extension?

Being unable to open files with AFO extension can be have various origins. What is important, all common issues related to files with AFO extension can be resolved by the users themselves. The process is quick and doesn’t involve an IT expert. We have prepared a listing of which will help you resolve your problems with AFO files.

Step 1. Download and install Advanced File Organizer

The main and most frequent cause precluding users form opening AFO files is that no program that can handle AFO files is installed on user’s system. The solution to this problem is very simple. Download Advanced File Organizer and install it on your device. On the top of the page a list that contains all programs grouped based on operating systems supported can be found. If you want to download Advanced File Organizer installer in the most secured manner, we suggest you visit SoftPrime Development website and download from their official repositories.

Step 2. Check the version of Advanced File Organizer and update if needed

You still cannot access AFO files although Advanced File Organizer is installed on your system? Make sure that the software is up to date. Sometimes software developers introduce new formats in place of that already supports along with newer versions of their applications. If you have an older version of Advanced File Organizer installed, it may not support AFO format. The most recent version of Advanced File Organizer is backward compatible and can handle file formats supported by older versions of the software.

Step 3. Associate Advanced Format Organizer Catalog files with Advanced File Organizer

If you have the latest version of Advanced File Organizer installed and the problem persists, select it as the default program to be used to manage AFO on your device. The next step should pose no problems. The procedure is straightforward and largely system-independent

Selecting the first-choice application in Windows

  • Right-click the AFO file and choose Open with option
  • Click Choose another app and then select More apps option
  • Finally select Look for another app on this PC, point to the folder where Advanced File Organizer is installed, check the Always use this app to open AFO files box and conform your selection by clicking OK button

Selecting the first-choice application in Mac OS

  • Right-click the AFO file and select Information
  • Find the Open with option – click the title if its hidden
  • Select Advanced File Organizer and click Change for all...
  • A message window should appear informing that This change will be applied to all files with AFO extension. By clicking Continue you confirm your selection.

Step 4. Verify that the AFO is not faulty

Should the problem still occur after following steps 1-3, check if the AFO file is valid. Problems with opening the file may arise due to various reasons.

1. Verify that the AFO in question is not infected with a computer virus

If the AFO is indeed infected, it is possible that the malware is blocking it from opening. Scan the AFO file as well as your computer for malware or viruses. If the AFO file is indeed infected follow the instructions below.

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

If you obtained the problematic AFO file from a third party, ask them to supply you with another copy. 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. If the AFO file has been downloaded from the internet only partially, try to redownload it.

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

Some files require elevated access rights to open them. Switch to an account that has required privileges and try opening the Advanced Format Organizer Catalog file again.

4. Verify that your device fulfills the requirements to be able to open Advanced File Organizer

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

5. Ensure that you have the latest drivers and system updates and patches installed

Up-to-date system and drivers not only makes your computer more secure, but also may solve problems with Advanced Format Organizer Catalog file. Outdated drivers or software may have caused the inability to use a peripheral device needed to handle AFO files.

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