AP File Extension

AP file icon
Active Page
  • Developer
    Fifth Generation Systems
  • Category
  • Popularity
    3.5 (4 votes)

What is AP file?

Full format name of files that use AP extension is Active Page. Active Page format was developed by Fifth Generation Systems. Files with AP extension may be used by programs distributed for Linux, Mac OS, Windows platform. AP file belongs to the Web Files category just like 303 other filename extensions listed in our database. Web browser supports AP files and is the most frequently used program to handle such files, yet 5 other tools may also be used.

Programs which support AP file extension

Below you will find an index of software programs that can be used to open AP files divided into 3 categories according to system platform supported. Files with AP 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 AP file

How to open file with AP extension?

Being unable to open files with AP extension can be have various origins. Fortunately, most common problems with AP files can be solved without in-depth IT knowledge, and most importantly, in a matter of minutes. We have prepared a listing of which will help you resolve your problems with AP files.

Step 1. Download and install Web browser

The most common reason for such problems is the lack of proper applications that supports AP files installed on the system. This issue can be addressed by downloading and installing Web browser or different compatible program, such as Text editor. Above you will find a complete listing of programs that support AP files, classified according to system platforms for which they are available. One of the most risk-free method of downloading software is using links provided by official distributors. Visit Web browser website and download the installer.

Step 2. Verify the you have the latest version of Web browser

You still cannot access AP files although Web browser is installed on your system? Make sure that the software is up to date. It may also happen that software creators by updating their applications add compatibility with other, newer file formats. If you have an older version of Web browser installed, it may not support AP format. The latest version of Web browser should support all file formats that where compatible with older versions of the software.

Step 3. Assign Web browser to AP files

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

Change the default application in Windows

  • Clicking the AP with right mouse button will bring a menu from which you should select the Open with option
  • Next, select the Choose another app option and then using More apps open the list of available applications
  • Finally select Look for another app on this PC, point to the folder where Web browser is installed, check the Always use this app to open AP files box and conform your selection by clicking OK button

Change the default application in Mac OS

  • From the drop-down menu, accessed by clicking the file with AP extension, select Information
  • Find the Open with option – click the title if its hidden
  • Select the appropriate software and save your settings by clicking Change all
  • Finally, a This change will be applied to all files with AP extension message should pop-up. Click Continue button in order to confirm your choice.

Step 4. Verify that the AP is not faulty

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 AP file. Being unable to access the file can be related to various issues.

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

If the file is infected, the malware that resides in the AP file hinders attempts to open it. Scan the AP file as well as your computer for malware or viruses. AP file is infected with malware? Follow the steps suggested by your antivirus software.

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

Did you receive the AP file in question from a different person? Ask him/her to send it one more time. The file might have been copied erroneously and the data lost integrity, which precludes from accessing the file. It could happen the the download process of file with AP extension was interrupted and the file data is defective. Download the file again from the same source.

3. Ensure that you have appropriate access rights

Some files require elevated access rights to open them. Log out of your current account and log in to an account with sufficient access privileges. Then open the Active Page file.

4. Make sure that the system has sufficient resources to run Web browser

The operating systems may note enough free resources to run the application that support AP files. Close all running programs and try opening the AP file.

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 Active Page files and ensure security of your device and operating system. It is possible that one of the available system or driver updates may solve the problems with AP files affecting older versions of given software.

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