.AHK File Extension

File Type:
AutoHotkey Script

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

What is an AHK file?

Ahk file extension has AutoHotkey Script file type, developed by AutoHotkey, which is associated with the "executable files" category.

Commonly created with AutoHotkey, the script file comes saved as a plain text file. It stores lines of code, which may be executed with the help of AutoHotkey. AutoHotkey scripts may too include hotkeys, usually applied for keyboard shortcuts, as well as hotstrings that can replace particular text strings when typing automatically.

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

ahk file icon
File Type:
AutoHotkey Script
Executable Files

How to open AHK file?

Double click the ahk 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 .ahk 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 ahk 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".

File Size: 3.04 MB, Download time: < 1 min. on DSL/ADSL/Cable

This Tool is Compatible With: Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8/8.1, 10

Method 2: Download the appropriate software

The given list provides programs which may be used for opening or converting the ahk 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 AHK 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 ahk file as well. Download Universal File Viewer for your OS.

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