.AIFF File Extension

File Type:
Audio Interchange File Format

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

What is an AIFF file?

Aiff file extension has Audio Interchange Format file type, developed by Apple, which is associated with the "audio files" category.

Commonly generated with the (AIFF) file format, the file provides CD-quality audio, which comes in a non-compressed format that is similar to .WAV files. The file may be also applied for burning audio CDs.

The AIFF format has been designed, using the Electronic Arts .IFF file format. On Windows-based systems, AIFF files often use the .AIF file extension.

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

aiff file icon
File Type:
Audio Interchange File Format
Audio Files

How to open AIFF file?

Double click the aiff 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 .aiff 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 aiff 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 aiff 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 AIFF 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 aiff file as well. Download Universal File Viewer for your OS.

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