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AIFR File Extension

Audio Interchange Format

What is AIFR file?

AIFR filename suffix is mostly used for Audio Interchange Format files. Files with AIFR extension may be used by programs distributed for Windows platform. AIFR file format, along with 771 other file formats, belongs to the Audio Files category. The most popular software that supports AIFR files is Windows Media Player. Windows Media Player software was developed by Microsoft Corporation, and on its official website you may find more information about AIFR files or the Windows Media Player software program.

Programs which support AIFR file extension

Programs that can handle AIFR files are as follows. Files with AIFR 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 AIFR file

How to open file with AIFR extension?

There can be multiple causes why you have problems with opening AIFR files on given system. On the bright side, the most encountered issues pertaining to Audio Interchange Format files aren’t complex. In most cases they can be addressed swiftly and effectively without assistance from a specialist. The list below will guide you through the process of addressing the encountered problem.

Step 1. Get the Windows Media Player

Install software to open AIFR file The most common reason for such problems is the lack of proper applications that supports AIFR files installed on the system. The solution to this problem is very simple. Download Windows Media Player and install it on your device. The full list of programs grouped by operating systems can be found above. If you want to download Windows Media Player installer in the most secured manner, we suggest you visit Microsoft Corporation website and download from their official repositories.

Step 2. Verify the you have the latest version of Windows Media Player

Update software that support file extension AIFRIf you already have Windows Media Player installed on your systems and AIFR files are still not opened properly, check if you have the latest version of the software. Sometimes software developers introduce new formats in place of that already supports along with newer versions of their applications. The reason that Windows Media Player cannot handle files with AIFR may be that the software is outdated.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 Windows Media Player.

Step 3. Assign Windows Media Player to AIFR files

After installing Windows Media Player (the most recent version) make sure that it is set as the default application to open AIFR files. The next step should pose no problems. The procedure is straightforward and largely system-independent

Associate software with AIFR 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 AIFR file
  • 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 Windows Media Player is installed. Now all that is left is to confirm your choice by selecting Always use this app to open AIFR files and clicking OK.
Associate software with AIFR file on Mac

Change the default application in Mac OS

  • By clicking right mouse button on the selected AIFR file open the file menu and choose Information
  • Proceed to the Open with section. If its closed, click the title to access available options
  • From the list choose the appropriate program and confirm by clicking Change for all....
  • A message window should appear informing that This change will be applied to all files with AIFR extension. By clicking Continue you confirm your selection.

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

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 AIFR file. Problems with opening the file may arise due to various reasons.

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

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

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

If the AIFR 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. If the AIFR file has been downloaded from the internet only partially, try to redownload it.

3. Ensure that you have appropriate access rights

Sometimes in order to access files user need to have administrative privileges. Log in using an administrative account and see If this solves the problem.

4. Check whether your system can handle Windows Media Player

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

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

Latest versions of programs and drivers may help you solve problems with Audio Interchange Format files and ensure security of your device and operating system. It may be the case that the AIFR files work properly with updated software that addresses some system bugs.

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