.ARIA2 File Extension

File Type:
aria2 Control File

Having trouble opening .aria2 extension? Don't panic! This page explains what aria2 files are as well as suggests programs you may use to open aria2 files. You can download these programs through this page.

What is an ARIA2 file?

Aria2 file extension has aria2 Control file type, which is associated with the "misc files" category.

This extension is used by the command-line download utility knowns as Aria2. It serves one purpose – to save the progress information of the download session. When downloading a file, Aria2 creates an additional file in the same folder. It replicates the name of the file but has the "aria2" extension added. Files with this extension are not meant to be opened and get deleted after the download is complete.

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

aria2 file icon
File Type:
aria2 Control File
Misc Files

How to open ARIA2 file?

Double click the aria2 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 .aria2 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 aria2 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 aria2 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 ARIA2 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 aria2 file as well. Download Universal File Viewer for your OS.

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