.AI File Extension

Adobe Systems
File Type:
Adobe Illustrator File

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

What is an AI file?

Ai file extension has Adobe Illustrator file type, developed by Adobe Systems, which is associated with the "vector image files" category.

Associated with Adobe Illustrator, the image file consists of several paths connected with points, and is used for print media and logos.

The image file is usually saved in a vector format, which allows enlarging the file without damaging the quality of the image.

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

ai file icon
Adobe Systems
File Type:
Adobe Illustrator File
Vector Image Files

How to open AI file?

Double click the ai 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 .ai 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 ai 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 ai 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 AI 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 ai file as well. Download Universal File Viewer for your OS.

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