AWE File Extension

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Adobe Acrobat Bookmark XML
  • Developer
    Adobe Systems Incorporated
  • Popularity
    5 (1 votes)

What is AWE file?

Full format name of files that use AWE extension is Adobe Acrobat Bookmark XML. Adobe Acrobat Bookmark XML specification was created by Adobe Systems Incorporated. AWE file format is compatible with software that can be installed on Windows system platform. Files with AWE extension are categorized as Settings Files files. The Settings Files subset comprises 1087 various file formats. The software recommended for managing AWE files is Adobe Acrobat. Adobe Acrobat software was developed by Adobe Systems Incorporated, and on its official website you may find more information about AWE files or the Adobe Acrobat software program.

Programs which support AWE file extension

Programs that can handle AWE files are as follows. Files with AWE 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 AWE file

How to open file with AWE extension?

There can be multiple causes why you have problems with opening AWE files on given system. What is important, all common issues related to files with AWE extension can be resolved by the users themselves. The process is quick and doesn’t involve an IT expert. The list below will guide you through the process of addressing the encountered problem.

Step 1. Install Adobe Acrobat software

The most common reason for such problems is the lack of proper applications that supports AWE files installed on the system. To address this issue, go to the Adobe Acrobat developer website, download the tool, and install it. It is that easy On the top of the page a list that contains all programs grouped based on operating systems supported can be found. One of the most risk-free method of downloading software is using links provided by official distributors. Visit Adobe Acrobat website and download the installer.

Step 2. Check the version of Adobe Acrobat and update if needed

If you already have Adobe Acrobat installed on your systems and AWE 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. If you have an older version of Adobe Acrobat installed, it may not support AWE format. All of the file formats that were handled just fine by the previous versions of given program should be also possible to open using Adobe Acrobat.

Step 3. Set the default application to open AWE files to Adobe Acrobat

If the issue has not been solved in the previous step, you should associate AWE files with latest version of Adobe Acrobat you have installed on your device. The process of associating file formats with default application may differ in details depending on platform, but the basic procedure is very similar.

The procedure to change the default program in Windows

  • Choose the Open with entry from the file menu accessed by right-mouse clicking on the AWE file
  • Click Choose another app and then select More apps option
  • The last step is to select Look for another app on this PC option supply the directory path to the folder where Adobe Acrobat is installed. Now all that is left is to confirm your choice by selecting Always use this app to open AWE files and clicking OK.

The procedure to change the default program in Mac OS

  • Right-click the AWE file and select Information
  • Proceed to the Open with section. If its closed, click the title to access available options
  • From the list choose the appropriate program and confirm by clicking Change for all....
  • Finally, a This change will be applied to all files with AWE extension message should pop-up. Click Continue button in order to confirm your choice.

Step 4. Check the AWE for errors

If you followed the instructions form the previous steps yet the issue is still not solved, you should verify the AWE file in question. Being unable to access the file can be related to various issues.

1. The AWE 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 AWE file hinders attempts to open it. Immediately scan the file using an antivirus tool or scan the whole system to ensure the whole system is safe. AWE file is infected with malware? Follow the steps suggested by your antivirus software.

2. Ensure the file with AWE extension is complete and error-free

Did you receive the AWE 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. When downloading the file with AWE extension from the internet an error may occurred resulting in incomplete file. Try downloading the file again.

3. Verify whether your account has administrative rights

There is a possibility that the file in question can only be accessed by users with sufficient system privileges. Log in using an administrative account and see If this solves the problem.

4. Check whether your system can handle Adobe Acrobat

The operating systems may note enough free resources to run the application that support AWE files. Close all running programs and try opening the AWE 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 Adobe Acrobat Bookmark XML files and ensure security of your device and operating system. Outdated drivers or software may have caused the inability to use a peripheral device needed to handle AWE files.

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