ANIfile extension

Windows Animated Cursor

Have trouble opening the .ani extension? Don't panic! This page explains ani files and suggests programs you may use to open ani files. You can download these programs through this page!


What is ANI file?

The ANI file format is a graphics file used for animated mouse cursors by the Windows operating system. It is based on the Microsoft Resource Interchange File Format, a container for storing individual frames. ANI files store a collection of ICO files, including an animated cursor's animation. When Windows shows an animated cursor, it shows all the ICO images of the ANI file.

Additional information

You can use several applications to open ANI files on Windows devices. Among them are RealWorld Cursor Editor, Axialis CursorWorkshop, and IcoFX. However, if you are a Mac user, you must use the Inkscape application.


How to open ANI file?

Here are some universal methods of opening a file. Please, use this list of solutions.

Method 1: Correctly fix file association error

By following these steps, the user will be able to fix the ani extension association problem in an instant automatically:

Step 1: Click the "Download Solution" button to download the automatic tool from Appsitory.

Step 2: Now click "Start Scan" to find out all potential problems.

Step 3: Review the resulting scan and click the "Fix Items" option.

Method 2: Download apps that open the ani file

Here is a list of the presented programs that you should use to open/convert the ani file. You can choose the right program for your OS and click on it to start the download. You can also visit the developer's website.

Apps that open ANI files

Method 3: Use Universal File Viewer

The recommended use of Universal File Viewer, a tool for opening over 250 file extensions, complements the list of programs above. This utility is capable of opening your ani file. Download Universal File Viewer to your OS quickly and securely.