What is a .AFM File And How To Open It – Basis Technology (Easy Steps)


Have you downloaded a file with .afm extension, but you are not sure what it is? You most likely know what the file is, but you might be unsure on how to open it. Thanks to this easy guide you will be able to find out what .afm file extension is, how to open it and how to work with it.

What is a .AFM file?

The .AFM file extension comes from AFF Metadata File. It was developed by Basis Technology. The file has the binary format, and it is a disk image file.

What to know

There is currently 1 software that can open the .afm file on 1 platform.

How to open a .AFM file?

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

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

The .afm file can be opened in 4 steps on Windows.

1. In the first step you need to download the PassMark OSForensics software. This software will be used for opening the file. You can also use PassMark OSForensics software.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .AFM file

2. The second step is locating 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: 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. After choosing the “Open with” option, you will have an option to choose the PassMark OSForensics software you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Windows.

Still cannot open the .AFM file?

If you are still unable to open the .AFM file, it might be because you are trying to open the wrong one. There are many similar file extensions that look like the .AFM file.afm – Adobe Systems. You might be trying to open one of them. Please recheck the file extension again.


In this article you have learned how to open the .AFM file with the PassMark OSForensics program on Windows.