File Extension AIA

  • Full name
    Adobe Illustrator Action Format
  • Developer
    Adobe Systems
  • Popularity
Have you encountered a problem with a AIA file? Don’t you know which program opens a file with this extension? You will find all the information you need about working with a AIA file here. In the further part of this page we have added a list of programs that should open your AIA file. It is enough you choose a proper application for your operating system, download and install it.

What is AIA file?

With the file extension AIA, so-called Adobe Illustrator Action files of the vector drawing software of the same name are identified. AIA files are a kind of recording file that stores actions, ie user input. Aia files can be played back later, for example to automate repetitive editing work on one or more objects or images durchillusführen.

More info

AIA files are pure text files containing, for example, menu commands and tool actions. Aia files are selected and played via the action window. In doing so, they are applied to the current document, whereby it should be noted that in some cases an object must also be selected.

Unfortunately not all AIA files of older versions of Illustrator are working in a current version.

Programs which can open a AIA file

How to open file with AIA extension?

In order to open a file with AIA extension one of the following programs must be installed on user’s system. If a problem with opening AIA file occurred, it is highly possible that none of the listed programs is present on user’s system. Even if one or more said programs are installed, there may be issues related with given programs. In order to solve a problem with AIA files, follow the instructions below.
Install Adobe Illustrator or other program from the list

Most often resolving problems with opening AIA files is very simple. Just install an appropriate program that supports such files. All of the listed programs support AIA files, but may vary in offered function and purpose. Some programs may be capable only of viewing contents of AIA files or offer file conversion options, but may not be capable of editing such files.

Set Adobe Illustrator as the default program for opening AIA files

It is possible that although a compatible program has been installed on user’s system, it is not used by the system to open it. This may happen because no default application was associated with this type of files. To associate AIA files with given application, select "Open with" from drop-down menu (accessed by right-clicking on the file). Then select from the list the program or application you want to be used to open this type of file. If the Adobe Illustrator applications is not on the list, select "Browse" option in order to manually locate the directory where Adobe Illustrator has been installed.


Check the section that lists most common problems with AIA files

Sometimes problems with opening AIA files may not lie with the application itself, but can arise due to other causes, such as:

  • File data is corrupted
  • AIA files has been not been completely download from the internet (only a part of the data has been downloaded)
  • Currently used user account hasn’t been granted necessary privileges to open AIA files (should that be the case, please contact your system administrator or IT specialist)
  • AIA file was being copied from a corrupted storage device and is incomplete or data is corrupted. (Copying files from unknown or untrusted sources should be conducted with great care as such files may contain malicious software, which can damage your system)

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