.AAC File Extension

File Type:
Advanced Audio Coding File

Having trouble opening .aac extension? Don't panic! This page explains what aac files are as well as suggests programs you may use to open aac files. You can download these programs through this page.

What is an AAC file?

Aac file extension has Advanced Audio Coding file type, which is associated with the "audio files" category.

Compressed audio file format is quite similar to the .MP3 format; however, it comes with a number of performance improvements. The file provides high quality that is hardly different from the original audio source.

The AAC encoding is often used by Apple iTunes as well as iTunes Music Store. ACC file may also come with the .M4A extension.

To learn how you can open the given file, read the information below.

aac file icon
File Type:
Advanced Audio Coding File
Audio Files

How to open AAC file?

Double click the aac file to open it. The file will open automatically if file associations have been correctly installed and there is a proper program on your computer; if not, file associations may be corrupted and your OS either cannot find the proper program, or you might not have one for opening the file. First, we recommend downloading our utility to fix file association errors; then, you can download any program for opening the .aac extension from the ones suggested below. If you are certain there is nothing wrong with the file associations, you may proceed to method 2 right away; besides, if you can't make up your mind when choosing the right program, use Universal File Viewer from the last method.

Method 1: Fix file association errors

Follow these steps in order to automatically fix the aac extension associations' problem in no time:

  • Step 1: Click on "Download Solution" to download automatic tool provided by WikiExt.
  • Step 2: Click "Start Scan" to identify all potential issues.
  • Step 3: Review scan results and click "Fix Items".

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Method 2: Download the appropriate software

The given list provides programs which may be used for opening or converting the aac file. Choose the proper program for your OS, and click it to start the download or proceed to the developer's website.

Programs that open AAC files

Method 3: Use universal file viewer

In addition to the list of programs above, we recommend using Universal File Viewer. This tool can open over 250 file extensions and, most likely, it will be able to open the aac file as well. Download Universal File Viewer for your OS.

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