AEX File - opening and understanding

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

What is an AEX file?

The .aex file extension is commonly used in files associated with Pretty Good Privacy (PGP) encryption application for Microsoft

Windows. Files with .aex extension are identified as encoded encryption files that are used to protect the users' communications,

emails, files, directories, and whole disk partitions. It also contains the protocols for data authentication and security analysis.

AEX files are also used in some security software to detect anomalies and viruses from incoming electronic communications.

PGP or Pretty Good Program is a program that uses a fast encryption algorithm which is utilized to encrypt and decrypt email over the

Internet. It also serves as a software that authenticates messages with digital signatures and encrypted stored files. PGP also uses

public key systems to generate .aex files. This system requires each user an encryption key that is publicly known and a private key

that is known only to the user. The user can encrypt a message before sending it to someone using their public key. When the other

user receives the message, he can decrypt it using his own private key.

How to open AEX 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 AEX for different purposes.

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

Suggest another file format using extension AEX

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

Various viewers for this file format

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

Adobe Premiere ProAdobe Premiere ProUser submitted
Adobe Premiere ElementsAdobe Premiere ElementsUser submitted
Adobe Premiere Pro CCAdobe Premiere Pro CCUser submitted
Adobe After EffectsAdobe After EffectsUser submitted
Adobe Premiere StandardAdobe Premiere StandardUser submitted
Adobe Premiere Pro TryoutAdobe Premiere Pro TryoutUser submitted
Greeting Card FactoryGreeting Card FactoryUser submitted
AdeiaAdeiaUser submitted
Adobe Premiere Elements - ProbeversionAdobe Premiere Elements - ProbeversionUser submitted
Premiere ProPremiere ProUser submitted
We have not verified any software that we know for certain will work with AEX-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 AEX-files. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!