AXX File Type

- The quick facts

What are AXX files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening an AXX 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 AXX file?

An .AXX file is an AxCrypt Encrypted Data file. Files with the extension .axx are encrypted files created and used by the encryption package, AxCrypt. AxCrypt is an encryption program that features seamless integration with Windows Explorer and contains an extensive command-line interface for scripting and programming. AXX file contains a file or group of files that are encrypted with AES (advanced encryption standard) which also includes password protection feature.

How to open AXX files

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

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

Last updated: January 18, 2022

Other file formats using extension .AXX

While AxCrypt Encrypted Data is a popular type of AXX-file, we know of 2 different uses of the .AXX extension. Different software may use files with the same extension for different types of data.

ARJ Multi-file Archive

AXX is a file extension for an ARJ compressed multi-volume archive file. The xx characters in .axx format is a representation of the number of volumes that are stored in the archive. For example, the archive contains 75 compressed files, the name of the file will be "file.a75". Spanning files is a common strategy utilized when maximizing the storage on smaller media. All of the original volumes of a spanned archive need to be in the same directory in order to be extracted.

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

Various apps that use files with this extension

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

WinRARWinRARUser submitted
StudioStudioUser submitted
StudioStudioUser submitted
AxCryptAxCryptUser submitted
7-Zip7-ZipUser submitted
GOM PlayerGOM PlayerUser submitted
APDAPDUser submitted
abylon protection managerabylon protection managerUser submitted
abylon READERabylon READERUser submitted
Dziobas Rar PlayerDziobas Rar PlayerUser submitted
We have not verified any software that we know for certain will work with AXX-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 AXX-files. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!