AEP File - opening and understanding

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

What is an AEP file?

The .aep file extension is most commonly associated with the Adobe After Effects software application. This software creates motion picture graphics and visual effects. The EP files contain the project files created with the After Effects software.

The .aep file extension is also used for Homeworld game files, Alphacam wire EDM post files, ArcExplorer project files and Activ E-Book project files.

How to open AEP 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 AEP for different purposes.

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

Suggest another file format using extension AEP

While we know of one file format using the .AEP 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 .AEP file.

Various viewers for this file format

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

Adobe After EffectsAdobe After EffectsUser submitted
Adobe After Effects CCAdobe After Effects CCUser submitted
ESRI ArcExplorerESRI ArcExplorerUser submitted
AlphaeditAlphaeditUser submitted
AEPAEPUser submitted
TatukGIS ViewerTatukGIS ViewerUser submitted
Crypt4FreeCrypt4FreeUser submitted
Adobe PhotoshopAdobe PhotoshopUser submitted
Advanced Encryption Package ProfessionalAdvanced Encryption Package ProfessionalUser submitted
NCEDIT ApplicationNCEDIT ApplicationUser submitted
We have not verified any software that we know for certain will work with AEP-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 AEP-files. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!