AVL File - opening and understanding

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

What is an AVL file?

An .AVL file is an ArcView Legend file. ArcView Legend files are map symbols used in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) systems when creating different kinds of maps. A legend contains information about the symbols used to represent features on the map and may include symbols and explanatory text displayed on the map.

How to open AVL 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 AVL for different purposes.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 3 different AVL openers which you will find listed below.

Other file formats using extension .AVL

While ArcView Legend is a popular type of AVL-file, we know of 2 different uses of the .AVL extension.

The AVL file extension indicates to your device which app can open the file. However, different apps may use the same file extension for different types of data. So an AVL opener may not be able to open all kinds of AVL files. In this case, look through both formats to make sure you find the best suited AVL viewer.

Avira AntiVir Log status report

Through our analysis of AVL files, we know that one use of the format is Avira AntiVir Log status report. 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 3 different AVL openers which you will find listed below.

Various viewers for this file format

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

Ai Picture UtilityAi Picture UtilityUser submitted
Ai Picture ExplorerAi Picture ExplorerUser submitted
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We have not verified any software that we know for certain will work with AVL-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 AVL-files. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!