ACL File - opening and understanding

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

What is an ACL file?

Files that contain the .acl file extension are most commonly associated with auto-correct list files. These files are used by a variety of different Microsoft Office software applications.

When a user is working within a Microsoft Office application and makes a grammar or spelling error, the auto-correct feature will automatically correct the error by referencing the information that is contained in the program's ACL file.

When the ACL file for one Office application is modified, the changes will normally be reflected in the ACL files of all of the other Office applications. Oftentimes a user will make changes to this file when his or her dictionary is alerting the user of spelling errors that are not actually grammar errors.

The ArchiCrypt Live software program has also been known to use the .acl file suffix. These ACL files contain secured data files that have been encrypted with the software program.

How to open ACL 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 ACL for different purposes.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 5 different ACL openers which you will find listed below.

Suggest another file format using extension ACL

While we know of one file format using the .ACL file extension, there may be more. It is widespread that different programs use files with the same file extension for very different types of data. Please let us know if you are aware of a different kind of .ACL file.

Various viewers for this file format

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

ACL AnalyticsACL AnalyticsUser submitted
Arbortext EditorArbortext EditorUser submitted
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Axialis AX-CursorsAxialis AX-CursorsUser submitted
Epic EditorEpic EditorUser submitted
We have not verified any software that we know for certain will work with ACL-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 ACL-files. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!