File Extension AIR

  • Full name
    Adobe AIR Rich Internet Applications
  • Developer
    Adobe Systems
  • Popularity
Have you encountered a problem with a AIR 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 AIR file here. In the further part of this page we have added a list of programs that should open your AIR file. It is enough you choose a proper application for your operating system, download and install it.


Air files are so-called Adobe AIR installation files. AIR stands for Adobe Integrated Runtime and is a platform-independent runtime environment for the creation of so-called Rich Internet Applications, ie Internet-based applications for the desktop.

Using the Adobe AIR run-time technology, developers can use various Internet technologies, such as HTML, JavaScript, or Adobe Flash, to create Web applications that can run as stand-alone clients outside of a browser.

To use AIR applications on a system, you must have a runtime environment similar to Java. These get them for free at Adobe. In addition to Windows, Linux and Mac OSX, Adobe now supports Android, Blackberry and iOS.

An AIR application file contained all the files needed for the application and can run on any supported operating system. The application behaves the same everywhere.

Programs which can open a AIR file

How to open a AIR file? Advice and guidance

Absolutely most often appearing reason that prevents you from opening the AIR file is the lack of a proper application to support it in your operating system. It is notably the first thing you need to address. When one of the programs to support a AIR file from the list is already installed, you can try to rerun the file. The system should display a message asking you to choose a primary application to support AIR files. At this point we are looking for disk space where the application was installed in and we can link it with a AIR file. Since then, our operating system will use the selected program to support all AIR files.

Other issues

Despite the described problem with AIR there may be many more problems. If the existing operations were not effective, get involved with the following matters:

- verify that the AIR file is not damaged and that it has been downloaded or copied in whole
- verify that the file has a file extension that has not been intentionally changed (for example, if it do not contain other information than its extension suggests)
- make sure again whether the AIR file type is linked in the operating system with a proper program
- make sure that the file is not infected with a virus and you have up to date software and drivers.

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