What is a .AIDL File And How To Open It – Google (Easy Steps)

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Introduction

Have you came across a file with the .aidl extension and you don’t know what it is? You most likely know what the file is, but you might be unsure on how to open it. Don’t worry! This article explains everything about the .aidl file extension, how to open and work with it on various systems.

What is a .AIDL file?

The .AIDL file extension comes from Android Interface Definition Language File. The development of this file was done by Google. The format of this file is text, and it is a development related file.

What to know

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

How to open a .AIDL file?

Below you can find an easy to understand, step-by-step guide to open the .AIDL file on your operating system/device.

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

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

1. The first step is to download the Google Android SDK software. This software will be used for opening the file. The other software that you can use is Google Android SDK.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .AIDL 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. After choosing the “Open with” option, you will have an option to choose the Google Android SDK software you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Windows.

How to open a .AIDL file on Mac

To open the .aidl file on Mac, please follow these 4 easy steps.

1. The first step is to download the Google Android SDK software. This software will be used for opening the file. Other software that can be used in opening this file is: Google Android SDK.

Step 2

Step 2: Finding your .AIDL 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: 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 Google Android SDK software you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Mac.

How to open a .AIDL file on Linux

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

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

Step 2

Step 2: Locate the .AIDL 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 right click on your file and choose “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Open the file choosing the software

4. In the fourth step, after clicking “Open with”, you should see the Google Android SDK software that you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Linux.

Still cannot open the .AIDL file?

If you cannot open the .AIDL file, it is entirely possible that you are trying to open the wrong file. The .AIDL file extension is similar to other file extensions such as: .aif – Apple, .aif – Symbian, .aifb – Symbian, .aifc – Apple, .aiff – Apple. 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 .AIDL file with the Google Android SDK program on Windows, Google Android SDK program on Mac and Google Android SDK software on Linux.