What are AIR files and how to open them
Are you having problems opening an AIR file or just wondering what they contain? We explain what these files are used for and show you software that we know can open or otherwise handle your files.
What is an AIR file?
AIR files have multiple uses, and Adobe AIR Application is one of them. Read more about the other uses further down the page.
Adobe AIR Application
Files that contain the .air file extension are most commonly used for Adobe AIR applications. AIR is an acronym for Adobe Integrated Runtime.
These files allow developers to build Internet applications that can be deployed to the user's desktop and can run across multiple operating systems. The AIR files are usually compressed using ZIP technology before they are installed on a user's system.
Before being named Adobe AIR, the technology was called Adobe Apollo Rich Internet Application.
How to open AIR files
Important: Different programs may use files with the AIR file extension for different purposes, so unless you are sure which format your AIR file is, you may need to try a few different programs.
While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested five different AIR openers which you will find listed below.
Last updated: February 24, 2023
All known file formats using extension .AIR
While Adobe AIR Application is a popular type of AIR-file, we know of 2 different uses of the .AIR file extension. Different software may use files with the same extension for different types of data.
Advanced Input Recording
We know that one AIR format is Advanced Input Recording. 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 AIR files. Remember, different programs may use AIR files for different purposes, so you may need to try out a few of them to be able to open your specific file.
|Aire Freshener||User submitted|
|Tube Finder - Free FLV Converter||User submitted|
|VirtuallTek Fighter Factory Ultimate||User submitted|
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