What is a .AIF File And How To Open It – Apple (Visual Guide)

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Introduction

Have you downloaded a file with .aif extension, but you have never seen this extension 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 .aif file in few simple steps on various systems.

What is a .AIF file?

The .AIF file extension is Audio Interchange File Format. The development of this file was done by Apple. This audio related file is in binary format.

What to know

There are currently 6 software that can open the .aif file on 2 platforms.

How to open a .AIF file?

Below we will show you a step-by-step guide on how to open the .AIF file on various operating systems.

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

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

1. In the first step you need to download the DVDVideoSoft Free Audio Converter software. This software will be used for opening the file. The other software that you can use is Nullsoft Winamp, Apple QuickTime Player, Apple iTunes, Microsoft Windows Media Player and DVDVideoSoft Free Audio Converter.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .AIF 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: 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 DVDVideoSoft Free Audio Converter software that you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Windows.

How to open a .AIF file on Mac

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

1. The first step is to download the Apple GarageBand software. This software will be used for opening the file. The other software that you can use is Apple QuickTime Player, Apple iTunes and Apple GarageBand.

Step 2

Step 2: Finding your .AIF 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 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 Apple GarageBand software that you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Mac.

Still cannot open the .AIF file?

If you are still unable to open the .AIF file, it might be because you are trying to open the wrong one. The .AIF file extension is similar to other file extensions such as: .aif – Symbian. 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 .AIF file with the DVDVideoSoft Free Audio Converter, Nullsoft Winamp, Apple QuickTime Player, Apple iTunes, Microsoft Windows Media Player programs on Windows and Apple GarageBand, Apple QuickTime Player, Apple iTunes programs on Mac.