.APS File Extension

File Type:
Visual C++ Resource File

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

What is an APS file?

Aps file extension has Visual C++ Resource file type, developed by Microsoft, which is associated with the "developer files" category.

Associated with Microsoft Visual C++, the file contains the binary representation of a resource, which comes along with the project. It provides higher speed to the program when loading resources.


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

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File Type:
Visual C++ Resource File
Developer Files

How to open APS file?

Double click the aps 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 .aps 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 aps 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 aps 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 APS 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 aps file as well. Download Universal File Viewer for your OS.

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