What is a .AFDESIGN File And How To Open It – Serif Labs (Visual Guide)

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Introduction

Have you came across a file with the .afdesign extension, but it is a file you have never seen before? It is important to know how to open this file – in order to be able to work with it. Don’t worry! This article explains everything about the .afdesign file extension, how to open and work with it on various systems.

What is a .AFDESIGN file?

The .AFDESIGN file extension stands for Affinity Design Document. The development of this file was done by Serif Labs. The file has the binary format, and it is a vector related file.

What to know

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

How to open a .AFDESIGN file?

Below we have written a comprehensive guide on how to open the .AFDESIGN file on various operating systems.

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

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

1. In the first step you need to download the Serif Affinity Designer software. You will be using this software in order to open the file. Other software that can be used in opening this file is: Serif Affinity Designer.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .AFDESIGN 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: Choose “Open with”

3. In the third step, after locating your file, right click on it and click “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 Serif Affinity Designer software that you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Windows.

How to open a .AFDESIGN file on Mac

We have written below an easy-to-understand guide on how to open the .afdesign file on Mac in 4 easy steps.

1. The first step is to download the Serif Affinity Designer software. You will be using this software in order to open the file.

Step 2

Step 2: Finding your .AFDESIGN 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 right click on your file and choose “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Choosing the software to open your file

4. In the fourth step, after clicking “Open with”, you should see the Serif Affinity Designer software that you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Mac.

How to open a .AFDESIGN file on iOS

Below you can see a visual guide on how to open the .afdesign file on iOS in simple steps.

Step 1

Image 1: Finding your files in the download folder

First of all 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 2

Image2: Can’t open the file

To open the file, you will need to download the Serif Affinity Designer software. Please search for it in the iOS App Store and install it. That’s all, now you have open your file on iOS.

Still cannot open the .AFDESIGN file?

If you are still unable to open the .AFDESIGN file, it might be because you are trying to open the wrong one. There are many similar file extensions that look like the .AFDESIGN file.afe – Avid Technology, .aff – Spellcheck Dictionary Description File, .aff – Basis Technology, .afi – AOMEI, .afm – Adobe Systems. 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 .AFDESIGN file with the Serif Affinity Designer program on Windows, Serif Affinity Designer program on Mac and Serif Affinity Designer software on iOS.