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AZ File Extension

WinDVD Related
  • Developer
    Corel Corporation
  • Category
  • Popularity
    5 (1 votes)

What is AZ file?

AZ is a file extension commonly associated with WinDVD Related files. Corel Corporation defined the WinDVD Related format standard. AZ file format is compatible with software that can be installed on Windows system platform. AZ file format, along with 5928 other file formats, belongs to the Misc Files category. The software recommended for managing AZ files is Corel WinDVD. Software named Corel WinDVD was created by Corel Corporation. In order to find more detailed information on the software and AZ files, check the developer’s official website.

Programs which support AZ file extension

Below is a table that list programs that support AZ files. Files with AZ 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 AZ file

How to open file with AZ extension?

Problems with accessing AZ may be due to various reasons. Fortunately, most common problems with AZ 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 AZ files.

Step 1. Install Corel WinDVD software

Install software to open AZ file Problems with opening and working with AZ files are most probably having to do with no proper software compatible with AZ files being present on your machine. The solution to this problem is very simple. Download Corel WinDVD and install it on your device. Above you will find a complete listing of programs that support AZ files, classified according to system platforms for which they are available. The safest method of downloading Corel WinDVD installed is by going to developer’s website (Corel Corporation) and downloading the software using provided links.

Step 2. Check the version of Corel WinDVD and update if needed

Update software that support file extension AZIf the problems with opening AZ files still occur even after installing Corel WinDVD, it is possible that you have an outdated version of the software. Check the developer’s website whether a newer version of Corel WinDVD is available. Sometimes software developers introduce new formats in place of that already supports along with newer versions of their applications. The reason that Corel WinDVD cannot handle files with AZ 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 Corel WinDVD.

Step 3. Associate WinDVD Related files with Corel WinDVD

After installing Corel WinDVD (the most recent version) make sure that it is set as the default application to open AZ files. The method is quite simple and varies little across operating systems.

Associate software with AZ file on Windows

Selecting the first-choice application in Windows

  • Clicking the AZ 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 Corel WinDVD is installed, check the Always use this app to open AZ files box and conform your selection by clicking OK button
Associate software with AZ file on Mac

Selecting the first-choice application in Mac OS

  • By clicking right mouse button on the selected AZ file open the file menu and choose Information
  • Proceed to the Open with section. If its closed, click the title to access available options
  • Select Corel WinDVD and click Change for all...
  • If you followed the previous steps a message should appear: This change will be applied to all files with AZ extension. Next, click the Continue button to finalize the process.

Step 4. Check the AZ for errors

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

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

If the file is infected, the malware that resides in the AZ 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. If the scanner detected that the AZ file is unsafe, proceed as instructed by the antivirus program to neutralize the threat.

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

If you obtained the problematic AZ file from a third party, ask them to supply you with another copy. It is possible that the file has not been properly copied to a data storage and is incomplete and therefore cannot be opened. It could happen the the download process of file with AZ 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 out of your current account and log in to an account with sufficient access privileges. Then open the WinDVD Related file.

4. Make sure that the system has sufficient resources to run Corel WinDVD

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

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

Regularly updated system, drivers, and programs keep your computer secure. This may also prevent problems with WinDVD Related files. It is possible that one of the available system or driver updates may solve the problems with AZ files affecting older versions of given software.

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