AAE File

What are AAE files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening an AAE file or just wondering what they contain? We explain what these files are used for and show you software that we know can open or otherwise handle your files.

What is an AAE file?

An .AAE file is an Apple Sidecar data file.

The .aae format is used for Apple sidecar files, 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 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 - only settings. They are not meant to be opened manually, so it's best to leave these files alone for Mac OS X Yosemite and iOS 8 to continue working properly.

How to open AAE files

We have identified one AAE opener that is compatible with this specific type of AAE file.

Programs that open Apple Sidecar data files

Last updated: November 9, 2022

Various apps that use files with this extension

These apps are known to open certain types of AAE files. Remember, different programs may use AAE files for different purposes, so you may need to try out a few of them to be able to open your specific file.

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