What is a .ACF File And How To Open It – Laminar Research (Easy Steps)

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Introduction

Have you came across a file with the .acf extension and you don’t know what it is? It is possible that you know what the file does, but you are unsure on how to open it. That’s why we have made this article! You will learn how to open the .acf file extension on various systems, what it is and how to work with it.

What is a .ACF file?

The .ACF file extension is X-Plane Aircraft File. The development of this file was done by Laminar Research. The format of this file is text, and it is a data related file.

What to know

There is currently 1 software that can open the .acf file on 3 platforms.

How to open a .ACF file?

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

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

To open the .acf file on Windows, please follow these 4 easy steps.

1. In the first step you need to download the X-Plane software. This software will be used for opening the file.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .ACF 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. In the fourth step, after clicking “Open with”, you should see the X-Plane software that you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Windows.

How to open a .ACF file on Mac

The .acf file can be opened in 4 steps on Mac.

1. The first step is to download the X-Plane software. This software will be used for opening the file.

Step 2

Step 2: Finding your .ACF file

2. In the second step you need to locate the downloaded file. If you don’t remember where you have downloaded your file to, you should check your /download/ folder as it usually gets automatically saved there.

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 X-Plane software you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Mac.

How to open a .ACF file on Linux

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

1. The first step is to download the X-Plane software. You will be using this software in order to open the file.

Step 2

Step 2: Locate the .ACF file

2. The second step is locating 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: Hover over the “Open with” button

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

Step 4

Step 4: Open the file choosing the software

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

Still cannot open the .ACF file?

If you are still unable to open the .ACF file, it might be because you are trying to open the wrong one. The .ACF file extension is similar to other file extensions such as: .acf – Valve, .acf – Adobe Systems, .acf – Microsoft. You might be trying to open one of them. Please recheck the file extension again.

Conclusion

In this article you have learned how to open the .ACF file with the X-Plane program on Windows, X-Plane program on Mac and X-Plane software on Linux.