.ANS File Extension

File Type:
HotDocs Binary Answer File

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

What is an ANS file?

Ans file extension has HotDocs Binary Answer file type, developed by HotDocs, which is associated with the "data files" category.

Generated with HotDocs, the file stores “answers” to insert into fields in a HotDocs form document (.HPD or .HFD file). The file involves binary formatting, while a more recent .ANX format employs XML formatting.

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

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File Type:
HotDocs Binary Answer File
Data Files

How to open ANS file?

Double click the ans 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 .ans 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 ans 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 ans 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 ANS 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 ans file as well. Download Universal File Viewer for your OS.

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