ANS File Type

- The quick facts

What are ANS files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening an ANS 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 ANS file?

An .ANS file is an ANSI Escape-Sequence Text file. These ANS files contain the sequences used in ANSI escape sequences. ANSI controls cursor location, color, font styling, and other options on video text terminals and emulators. They get used in the development, scientific, and commercial text-based applications. These sequences embed ASCII escape characters and bracket into the text code.

How to open ANS files

We have identified 1 ANS opener for Windows that is compatible with this specific type of ANS file.

Programs that open ANSI Escape-Sequence Text files

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Last updated: January 25, 2022

Other file formats using extension .ANS

While ANSI Escape-Sequence Text is a popular type of ANS-file, we know of 2 different uses of the .ANS extension. Different software may use files with the same extension for different types of data.

ANSYS model data

Through our analysis of ANS files, we know that one use of the format is ANSYS model data. We have not yet described in detail what these files contain and what they are used for, but our team is working tiredlessly through thousands of file formats. We'd love hearing from you if you have information about the format.

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

Various apps that use files with this extension

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

Stuffit ExpanderStuffit ExpanderUser submitted
Flash Movie PlayerFlash Movie PlayerUser submitted
progeCAD ProfessionalprogeCAD ProfessionalUser submitted
AN Expert EditorAN Expert EditorUser submitted
progeCAD Professional EnglishprogeCAD Professional EnglishUser submitted
femm Applicationfemm ApplicationUser submitted
C_Browser ApplicationC_Browser ApplicationUser submitted
Seclore FileSecureSeclore FileSecureUser submitted
TimetableTimetableUser submitted
Delcam PAF WizardDelcam PAF WizardUser submitted
We have not verified any software that we know for certain will work with ANS-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 ANS-files. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!