AMES File Extension

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NASA Ames Data Exchange Format

What is AMES file?

AMES filename suffix is mostly used for NASA Ames Data Exchange Format files. Files with AMES extension may be used by programs distributed for Linux, Mac OS, Windows platform. AMES file belongs to the Misc Files category just like 5741 other filename extensions listed in our database. NotePad++ text editor supports AMES files and is the most frequently used program to handle such files, yet 8 other tools may also be used. Software named NotePad++ text editor was created by Notepad++ Team. In order to find more detailed information on the software and AMES files, check the developer’s official website.

Programs which support AMES file extension

The list that follows enumerates programs compatible with AMES files, divided into 3 categories based on operating system on which they are available. Files with AMES 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 AMES file

Updated: 11/26/2020

How to open file with AMES extension?

Problems with accessing AMES may be due to various reasons. On the bright side, the most encountered issues pertaining to NASA Ames Data Exchange Format files aren’t complex. In most cases they can be addressed swiftly and effectively without assistance from a specialist. The following is a list of guidelines that will help you identify and solve file-related problems.

Step 1. Install NotePad++ text editor software

Install software to open AMES file Problems with opening and working with AMES files are most probably having to do with no proper software compatible with AMES files being present on your machine. This one is an easy one. Select NotePad++ text editor or one of the recommended programs (for example, Sublime Text, PSPad, Microsoft Windows NotePad) and download it from appropriate source and install on your system. Above you will find a complete listing of programs that support AMES files, classified according to system platforms for which they are available. The safest method of downloading NotePad++ text editor installed is by going to developer’s website (Notepad++ Team) and downloading the software using provided links.

Step 2. Update NotePad++ text editor to the latest version

Update software that support file extension AMESIf you already have NotePad++ text editor installed on your systems and AMES 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. This can be one of the causes why AMES files are not compatible with NotePad++ text editor. The latest version of NotePad++ text editor should support all file formats that where compatible with older versions of the software.

Step 3. Associate NASA Ames Data Exchange Format files with NotePad++ text editor

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

Associate software with AMES 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 AMES 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 NotePad++ text editor is installed. Now all that is left is to confirm your choice by selecting Always use this app to open AMES files and clicking OK.
Associate software with AMES file on Mac

Change the default application in Mac OS

  • Right-click the AMES file and select Information
  • Open the Open with section by clicking its name
  • From the list choose the appropriate program and confirm by clicking Change for all....
  • If you followed the previous steps a message should appear: This change will be applied to all files with AMES extension. Next, click the Continue button to finalize the process.

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

If you followed the instructions form the previous steps yet the issue is still not solved, you should verify the AMES file in question. Problems with opening the file may arise due to various reasons.

Check AMES file for viruses
1. Check the AMES file for viruses or malware

If the AMES is indeed infected, it is possible that the malware is blocking it from opening. Immediately scan the file using an antivirus tool or scan the whole system to ensure the whole system is safe. If the scanner detected that the AMES file is unsafe, proceed as instructed by the antivirus program to neutralize the threat.

2. Check whether the file is corrupted or damaged

If the AMES 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. It could happen the the download process of file with AMES 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

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 NotePad++ text editor

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

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

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

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