ACF File - opening and understanding

Did your computer fail to open an ACF file? We explain what they are used for and recommend software that we know can open or otherwise handle your .ACF files.

What is an ACF file?

An .ACF file is an ASCII Color Format file. ACF files contain the unique ASCII color codes for the different colors you can use in your coding or website. Each color has its unique ACF code; for example, /u001b[31m will give you the color red. You can find these format codes by typing "ASCII color codes" into your browser.

How to open ACF files

You will need a program compatible with the specific file you are trying to open, as different programs may use files with file extension ACF for different purposes.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 10 different ACF openers which you will find listed below.

Other file formats using extension .ACF

While ASCII Color Format is a popular type of ACF-file, we know of 4 different uses of the .ACF extension.

The ACF file extension indicates to your device which app can open the file. However, different apps may use the same file extension for different types of data. So an ACF opener may not be able to open all kinds of ACF files. In this case, look through all formats to make sure you find the best suited ACF viewer.

DB/TextWorks Database Access Control

These ACF files are DB/TextWorks Database Access Control files, files that control access to a database. DB/TextWorks is a combination of database and text retrieval software. You use the DB/TextWorks database type to store and manage information like multimedia, bibliographic, documents, etc. You can build your database once and publish it anywhere. You can manage it with ease, and it has a fast and precise searching capability. DB supports file formats such as ASCII-delimited files and text from Microsoft Office or PDFs, so transferring existing records is easy to do. Drag-and-Drop form design, easy table creation, Image management, and website publishing are some of the features you have access to.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 10 different ACF openers which you will find listed below.

Microsoft Agent Character

Microsoft uses these ACF files to distribute their Microsoft Agents over the internet. Microsoft Agents combine animated characters, text-to-speech engines, and speech recognition to improve the interaction between users over the internet. a Great example of an Agent would be "Clippy the Office Assistant". Microsoft provided four characters that you could use for free, known as Peedy, Merlin, Genie, and Robby. You could even create your very own characters using Microsoft's development tools. The only web platform used is Internet Explorer because other browsers are not compatible with ActiveX.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 10 different ACF openers which you will find listed below.

X-Plane Aircraft

Through our analysis of ACF files, we know that one use of the format is X-Plane Aircraft. We have not yet described in detail what these files contain and what they are used for, but our team is working tiredlessly through thousands of file formats. We'd love hearing from you if you have information about the format.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 10 different ACF openers which you will find listed below.

Various viewers for this file format

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

Adobe PhotoshopAdobe PhotoshopUser submitted
Adobe Photoshop ElementsAdobe Photoshop ElementsUser submitted
NEO ManagerNEO ManagerUser submitted
AlphaSmart ManagerAlphaSmart ManagerUser submitted
ViaDuctViaDuctUser submitted
Microsoft Application VirtualizationMicrosoft Application VirtualizationUser submitted
Adobe Photoshop Elements EditorAdobe Photoshop Elements EditorUser submitted
Auto MouseAuto MouseUser submitted
USB UVC WebCamUSB UVC WebCamUser submitted
DBTextWorksDBTextWorksUser submitted
We have not verified any software that we know for certain will work with ACF-files on Mac. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!
We have not verified any web services that we know for certain will work with ACF-files. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!