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AFS3 File Extension

AFS 3 Basic Encrypted
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    Osborn Software
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What is AFS3 file?

Full format name of files that use AFS3 extension is AFS 3 Basic Encrypted. AFS 3 Basic Encrypted format was developed by Osborn Software. Files with AFS3 extension may be used by programs distributed for Windows platform. AFS3 file format, along with 236 other file formats, belongs to the Encoded Files category. Advanced File Security Basic is by far the most used program for working with AFS3 files. Software named Advanced File Security Basic was created by Osborn Software. In order to find more detailed information on the software and AFS3 files, check the developer’s official website.

Programs which support AFS3 file extension

The following listing features AFS3-compatible programs. Files with AFS3 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 AFS3 file

How to open file with AFS3 extension?

Being unable to open files with AFS3 extension can be have various origins. Fortunately, most common problems with AFS3 files can be solved without in-depth IT knowledge, and most importantly, in a matter of minutes. The list below will guide you through the process of addressing the encountered problem.

Step 1. Get the Advanced File Security Basic

Install software to open AFS3 file The main and most frequent cause precluding users form opening AFS3 files is that no program that can handle AFS3 files is installed on user’s system. To address this issue, go to the Advanced File Security Basic developer website, download the tool, and install it. It is that easy The full list of programs grouped by operating systems can be found above. One of the most risk-free method of downloading software is using links provided by official distributors. Visit Advanced File Security Basic website and download the installer.

Step 2. Verify the you have the latest version of Advanced File Security Basic

Update software that support file extension AFS3If you already have Advanced File Security Basic installed on your systems and AFS3 files are still not opened properly, check if you have the latest version of the software. It may also happen that software creators by updating their applications add compatibility with other, newer file formats. If you have an older version of Advanced File Security Basic installed, it may not support AFS3 format. All of the file formats that were handled just fine by the previous versions of given program should be also possible to open using Advanced File Security Basic.

Step 3. Set the default application to open AFS3 files to Advanced File Security Basic

If you have the latest version of Advanced File Security Basic installed and the problem persists, select it as the default program to be used to manage AFS3 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.

Associate software with AFS3 file on Windows

Change the default application in Windows

  • Choose the Open with entry from the file menu accessed by right-mouse clicking on the AFS3 file
  • Select Choose another app → More apps
  • The last step is to select Look for another app on this PC option supply the directory path to the folder where Advanced File Security Basic is installed. Now all that is left is to confirm your choice by selecting Always use this app to open AFS3 files and clicking OK.
Associate software with AFS3 file on Mac

Change the default application in Mac OS

  • By clicking right mouse button on the selected AFS3 file open the file menu and choose Information
  • Open the Open with section by clicking its name
  • From the list choose the appropriate program and confirm by clicking Change for all....
  • Finally, a This change will be applied to all files with AFS3 extension message should pop-up. Click Continue button in order to confirm your choice.

Step 4. Verify that the AFS3 is not faulty

If you followed the instructions form the previous steps yet the issue is still not solved, you should verify the AFS3 file in question. It is probable that the file is corrupted and thus cannot be accessed.

Check AFS3 file for viruses
1. The AFS3 may be infected with malware – make sure to scan it with an antivirus tool.

If the AFS3 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 AFS3 file is indeed infected follow the instructions below.

2. Ensure the file with AFS3 extension is complete and error-free

If the AFS3 file was sent to you by someone else, ask this person to resend the file to you. The file might have been copied erroneously and the data lost integrity, which precludes from accessing the file. It could happen the the download process of file with AFS3 extension was interrupted and the file data is defective. Download the file again from the same source.

3. Ensure that you have appropriate access rights

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 Advanced File Security Basic

The operating systems may note enough free resources to run the application that support AFS3 files. Close all running programs and try opening the AFS3 file.

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

Regularly updated system, drivers, and programs keep your computer secure. This may also prevent problems with AFS 3 Basic Encrypted files. It is possible that one of the available system or driver updates may solve the problems with AFS3 files affecting older versions of given software.

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