AIP File Extension

AIP file icon
Illustrator Plug-in
  • Developer
    Adobe Systems
  • Category
  • Popularity
    3.6 (3 votes)

What is AIP file?

AIP filename suffix is mostly used for Illustrator Plug-in files. Adobe Systems defined the Illustrator Plug-in format standard. AIP file format is compatible with software that can be installed on Mac OS, Windows system platform. AIP file belongs to the Plugin Files category just like 140 other filename extensions listed in our database. The most popular program for handling AIP files is Adobe Illustrator, but users can choose among 2 different programs that support this file format. On the official website of Adobe Systems Incorporated developer not only will you find detailed information about theAdobe Illustrator software, but also about AIP and other supported file formats.

Programs which support AIP file extension

The list that follows enumerates programs compatible with AIP files, divided into 2 categories based on operating system on which they are available. Files with AIP 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 AIP file

How to open file with AIP extension?

Problems with accessing AIP may be due to various reasons. Fortunately, most common problems with AIP files can be solved without in-depth IT knowledge, and most importantly, in a matter of minutes. The following is a list of guidelines that will help you identify and solve file-related problems.

Step 1. Install Adobe Illustrator software

The most common reason for such problems is the lack of proper applications that supports AIP files installed on the system. The most obvious solution is to download and install Adobe Illustrator or one to the listed programs: Adobe Creative Suite. The full list of programs grouped by operating systems can be found above. The safest method of downloading Adobe Illustrator installed is by going to developer’s website (Adobe Systems Incorporated) and downloading the software using provided links.

Step 2. Verify the you have the latest version of Adobe Illustrator

If you already have Adobe Illustrator installed on your systems and AIP files are still not opened properly, check if you have the latest version of the software. Software developers may implement support for more modern file formats in updated versions of their products. This can be one of the causes why AIP files are not compatible with Adobe Illustrator. The latest version of Adobe Illustrator should support all file formats that where compatible with older versions of the software.

Step 3. Assign Adobe Illustrator to AIP files

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

The procedure to change the default program in Windows

  • Right-click the AIP file and choose Open with option
  • Click Choose another app and then select More apps option
  • To finalize the process, select Look for another app on this PC entry and using the file explorer select the Adobe Illustrator installation folder. Confirm by checking Always use this app to open AIP files box and clicking OK button.

The procedure to change the default program in Mac OS

  • By clicking right mouse button on the selected AIP file open the file menu and choose Information
  • Find the Open with option – click the title if its hidden
  • Select the appropriate software and save your settings by clicking Change all
  • If you followed the previous steps a message should appear: This change will be applied to all files with AIP extension. Next, click the Continue button to finalize the process.

Step 4. Ensure that the AIP 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 AIP file. It is probable that the file is corrupted and thus cannot be accessed.

1. The AIP may be infected with malware – make sure to scan it with an antivirus tool.

Should it happed that the AIP is infected with a virus, this may be that cause that prevents you from accessing it. Immediately scan the file using an antivirus tool or scan the whole system to ensure the whole system is safe. If the AIP file is indeed infected follow the instructions below.

2. Check whether the file is corrupted or damaged

If you obtained the problematic AIP file from a third party, ask them to supply you with another copy. It is possible that the file has not been properly copied to a data storage and is incomplete and therefore cannot be opened. It could happen the the download process of file with AIP 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

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

4. Make sure that the system has sufficient resources to run Adobe Illustrator

If the system is under havy load, it may not be able to handle the program that you use to open files with AIP extension. In this case close the other applications.

5. Verify that your operating system and drivers are up to date

Regularly updated system, drivers, and programs keep your computer secure. This may also prevent problems with Illustrator Plug-in files. It is possible that one of the available system or driver updates may solve the problems with AIP files affecting older versions of given software.

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