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What are AIN files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening an AIN file or are you simply curious about its contents? We're here to explain the properties of these files and provide you with software that can open or handle your AIN files.

What is an AIN file?

AIN files have multiple uses, and AIN compressed archive is one of them. Read more about the other uses further down the page.

AIN compressed archive

These AIN files are compressed archive formats created by a DOS shareware program. In some cases, AIN compression provided 1-2 times better results than other file compressor formats, especially when compressing multiple files of the same type into a single archive file.

How to open AIN files

Important: Different programs may use files with the AIN file extension for different purposes, so unless you are sure which format your AIN file is, you may need to try a few different programs.

While we have not verified the app ourselves yet, our users have suggested a single AIN opener which you will find listed below.

Last updated: March 8, 2021

All known file formats using extension .AIN

While AIN compressed archive is a popular type of AIN-file, we know of 2 different uses of the .AIN file extension. Different software may use files with the same extension for different types of data.

Source Engine Compiled AI Nodegraph

We know that one AIN format is Source Engine Compiled AI Nodegraph. We have not yet analyzed in detail what these files contain and what they are used for. We're working on it.

Various apps that use files with this extension

These apps are known to open certain types of AIN files. Remember, different programs may use AIN 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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