AIR File Extension

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Adobe AIR Installation Package
  • Developer
    Adobe Systems
  • Popularity
    3.2 (9 votes)

What is AIR file?

Files with the AIR extension are elements of the Adobe Integrated Runtime (AIR) installation package – an environment created for Internet applications. Files contain all resources and code dedicate for a given application.

Similarities between AIR, EXE and DMG files

Similarly like AIR, the EXE and DMG files are used for purpose of installing Internet applications on user’s computer. However, there is a difference – the AIR files are more universal, because they may be used to install applications in many operating systems and platforms, while the role of EXE and DMG files is limited only to Windows and MacOS systems.

Additional information about AIR files

  1. Before being installed on a computer they usually appear as a compressed archive, usually in ZIP format.
  2. AIR files are usually distributed via Internet – as download files.
  3. The Adobe AIR environment is required in order to install an AIR file.


Windows Vista system may improperly read the AIR extension as it has a blockade of this format included in its registry.

Programs that support AIR file

We hope we helped you solve the problem with the AIR file. If you do not know where you can download the application from our list, click on the link (which is the name of the program) - you will find more information there on the location where to download the secure setup version of the required application.

What else may cause problems?

There can be more reasons which determine that you are not able to open the AIR file (apart from the lack of the proper application installed).

First - the AIR file may be incorrectly associated with the application installed to support it. In this case, you need to change this association by yourself. To do this, right-click on the AIR file that you want to edit, click "Open with" and then select the program from the list that you have installed. After this operation, the problems with opening the AIR file should be solved.

Second - the file you want to open can simply be damaged. Then, the best solution is to find a new version of given file, or download it again from the same source as before (maybe for some reason in the previous session the download of the AIR file has not been completed and it cannot be opened properly).

Do you want to help?

If you have additional information about the AIR file, we will be grateful if you share it with our users. To do this, use the form here and send us your information on AIR file.

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