ANKI File Extension

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Anki Deck
  • Developer
    Damien Elmes
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    4 (1 votes)

What is ANKI file?

ANKI filename suffix is mostly used for Anki Deck files. Anki Deck specification was created by Damien Elmes. ANKI files are supported by software applications available for devices running Windows. ANKI file format, along with 348 other file formats, belongs to the Database Files category. The most popular software that supports ANKI files is Anki. On the official website of Damien Elmes developer not only will you find detailed information about theAnki software, but also about ANKI and other supported file formats.

Programs which support ANKI file extension

Programs that can handle ANKI files are as follows. ANKI files can be encountered on all system platforms, including mobile, yet there is no guarantee each will properly support such files.

Programs that support ANKI file

Windows Windows

How to open file with ANKI extension?

There can be multiple causes why you have problems with opening ANKI files on given system. What is important, all common issues related to files with ANKI extension can be resolved by the users themselves. The process is quick and doesn’t involve an IT expert. We have prepared a listing of which will help you resolve your problems with ANKI files.

Step 1. Get the Anki

Problems with opening and working with ANKI files are most probably having to do with no proper software compatible with ANKI files being present on your machine. The solution to this problem is very simple. Download Anki and install it on your device. On the top of the page a list that contains all programs grouped based on operating systems supported can be found. If you want to download Anki installer in the most secured manner, we suggest you visit Damien Elmes website and download from their official repositories.

Step 2. Check the version of Anki and update if needed

If the problems with opening ANKI files still occur even after installing Anki, it is possible that you have an outdated version of the software. Check the developer’s website whether a newer version of Anki is available. Sometimes software developers introduce new formats in place of that already supports along with newer versions of their applications. The reason that Anki cannot handle files with ANKI may be that the software is outdated.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 Anki.

Step 3. Assign Anki to ANKI files

If you have the latest version of Anki installed and the problem persists, select it as the default program to be used to manage ANKI on your device. The method is quite simple and varies little across operating systems.

Change the default application in Windows

  • Choose the Open with entry from the file menu accessed by right-mouse clicking on the ANKI file
  • Next, select the Choose another app option and then using More apps open the list of available applications
  • To finalize the process, select Look for another app on this PC entry and using the file explorer select the Anki installation folder. Confirm by checking Always use this app to open ANKI files box and clicking OK button.

Change the default application in Mac OS

  • Right-click the ANKI file and select Information
  • Find the Open with option – click the title if its hidden
  • Select Anki and click Change for all...
  • Finally, a This change will be applied to all files with ANKI extension message should pop-up. Click Continue button in order to confirm your choice.

Step 4. Ensure that the ANKI 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 ANKI file in question. Problems with opening the file may arise due to various reasons.

1. Verify that the ANKI in question is not infected with a computer virus

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

2. Check whether the file is corrupted or damaged

Did you receive the ANKI file in question from a different person? Ask him/her to send it one more time. 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 ANKI file has been downloaded from the internet only partially, try to redownload it.

3. Check if the user that you are logged as has administrative privileges.

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 Anki

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

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

Up-to-date system and drivers not only makes your computer more secure, but also may solve problems with Anki Deck file. It is possible that one of the available system or driver updates may solve the problems with ANKI files affecting older versions of given software.

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