APM File - opening and understanding

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

What is an APM file?

Files that contain the .apm file extension are commonly associated with the Aldus Placeable Metafile format. These files are used to store vector and bitmap format data.

Files containing the .apm file suffix store commands that are played back on an output device using the API PlayMetaFile function that is used in the Windows operating environment.

The .apm file extension is also used for the Windows Application Manager. These APM files contain configuration files that are used by the Application Manager.

Metafile images that are created by a variety of Windows programs also contain the .apm file suffix. These files contain scale images along with metafile header information.

How to open APM 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 APM for different purposes.

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

Suggest another file format using extension APM

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

Various viewers for this file format

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

PowerDesignerPowerDesignerUser submitted
PowerAMCPowerAMCUser submitted
AutoPlay Menu BuilderAutoPlay Menu BuilderUser submitted
apmodifyapmodifyUser submitted
Accellion OutlookAccellion OutlookUser submitted
Power DesignerPower DesignerUser submitted
ESRI ArcPadESRI ArcPadUser submitted
PowerAMC EvaluationPowerAMC EvaluationUser submitted
adamsoutlookadamsoutlookUser submitted
My ViewPadMy ViewPadUser submitted
We have not verified any software that we know for certain will work with APM-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 APM-files. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!