The .aae format is used for Apple sidecar files, which are classified as settings, themes, options or skins file types. These AAE files are generated by iOS 8 and the Mac OS X Yosemite OS (operating system).This means these AAE files may be seen in computers and laptops that are running on Mac OS X Yosemite, and in iOS 8 mobile gadgets like iPhones, iPads and iPod Touch devices. These .aae files contain metadata details and logged adjustments to settings in XML format, which are usually for captured photos and other digital images in the device.An AAE file does not store any bitmap-related data or graphics and images. These files just contain XML information about the associated digital photos and images. These .aae files are not meant to be opened manually, so it's best to leave these alone for Mac OS X Yosemite and iOS 8 to continue using these AAE files properly.
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