What is a .ACE File And How To Open It – WinAce (Simple Steps)

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Introduction

Have you came across a file with the .ace extension, but it is a file you have never seen before? It is possible that you know what the file does, but you are unsure on how to open it. Fear not, in this article we will show you how to easily open the .ace file in few simple steps on various systems.

What is a .ACE file?

The file extension .ACE is from WinAce Compressed File.It was developed by WinAce. The format of this file is binary, and it is a compressed file.

What to know

There are currently 5 software that can open the .ace file on 2 platforms.

How to open a .ACE file?

In this part of the article we will show you how to open the .ACE file on various operating systems.

How to open a .ACE file on Windows (7, 8, 10)

Below you can see a visual guide on how to open the .ace file on Windows in 4 easy steps.

1. The first step is to download the IZArc software. This software will be used for opening the file. You can also use ESTsoft ALZip, PeaZip and IZArc software.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .ACE file

2. In the second step you need to locate the downloaded file. The file can be usually found in your /download/ folder if you don’t remember where you have downloaded it to.

Step 3

Step 3: Choose “Open with”

3. In the third step right click on your file and choose “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Choose the software and click ok

4. After choosing the “Open with” option, you will have an option to choose the IZArc software you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Windows.

How to open a .ACE file on Mac

Below you can see a visual guide on how to open the .ace file on Mac in 4 easy steps.

1. The first step is to download the Zip File Unarchiver software. This software will be used for opening the file. The other software that you can use is The Unarchiver and Zip File Unarchiver.

Step 2

Step 2: Finding your .ACE file

2. In the second step you need to locate the downloaded file. The file can be usually found in your /download/ folder if you don’t remember where you have downloaded it to.

Step 3

Step 3: Clicking “Open with”

3. In the third step, after locating your file, right click on it and click “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Choosing the software to open your file

4. After choosing the “Open with” option, you will have an option to choose the Zip File Unarchiver software you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Mac.

Still cannot open the .ACE file?

If you cannot open the .ACE file, it is entirely possible that you are trying to open the wrong file. The .ACE file extension is similar to other file extensions such as: .acelive – ACE Stream, .acf – Valve, .acf – Laminar Research, .acf – Adobe Systems, .acf – Microsoft. You might be trying to open the wrong file, please recheck if you are trying to open the right file extension again.

Conclusion

In this article you have learned how to open the .ACE file with the IZArc, ESTsoft ALZip, PeaZip programs on Windows and Zip File Unarchiver, The Unarchiver programs on Mac.