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File Extension APK

The .apk files are applications for Android, similar to the .exe in Windows, if you click on an .apk file from a mobile phone or tablet with Android a program will be installed.

Instructions:

 

Step 1

Files with .apk extension are packages that contain an application for Android, have the same operation as the classic .exe files found in Windows, we click on them (from Android) and an application will be installed on your device.

They can not be installed in Windows by default (at the end of this page we will learn how to do it), they are only for devices with Android, to open files in .apk format you should download it to your Android phone or tablet and open it from there.

 

Step 2

 

To install an .apk file on Android you must activate the option "Unknown origins" by going to: Settings -> Security

Once this is done, you simply click on the file, a window will appear that you must accept, and it will start to be installed.

 

If you are an Android user you often find sites that suggest downloading the APK of some software, which is simpler than it seems but, at the same time, it can represent a risk if we think about all the warnings that the users of this software receive. operating system regarding downloading programs that do not come from secure sites.

 

What does APK mean?

 

Let's start with the most basic, for those users little related to technicalities. APK is called files with extension corresponding to .apk and whose full meaning is Application Package File, which was designed for the Android operating system.

 

What is it for?

 

Through these files it is possible to install programs that have been compressed (similar to a ZIP), they work in both phones and tablets -in general in any platform with a similar structure. It is worth mentioning that, in order to perform a successful installation, it is necessary to be familiar with all the terms related to the topic, since it is not as simple as downloading an application from Google Play, opening it and enjoying it.

 

Is it recommended to install APKs?

 

Like all content that does not come from the Google store, you must test your common sense to know from which sites these files can be downloaded without risk. Not all APK files are harmful, because these sometimes represent applications that were removed from the market for different reasons that do not necessarily have to do with being a threat to your phone or tablet. They also serve for the beta versions that many developers put on their sites so that users who install it give their opinion and improve or fix errors.

 

If you are one of those who are constantly looking to exploit the benefits of having an Android phone, it is worth having an ativirus, but before leaving all the work to a security software, analyze the sites that suggest the download of such files and above all, know well what you are about to install to your gadget.

 

If I found a secure site, how do I install it?
A .apk file could contain other formats such as .dex, .res, AndroidManifest.xml, resourcers.arsc or classes.dex, to name a few, which would need specific software such as Winzip or WinRAR to read them, or an emulator. But if we think of most of the APKs, the dynamics is quite simple and only requires attention, since you usually have to click on a link that activates the download of the file and it will be hosted in your Files or Downloads section within the phone or tablet, no matter which cell phone manufacturer or model you use.

 

If you are installing a .apk for the first time you will surely see a message warning that the phone is set to not install programs from unknown sources, for which you just have to go to the Settings menu, then to the Security section and activate the box from Unknown sources -in some phones it appears as Unknown sources- to be able to complete the installation.

 

The .apk file can be downloaded from the phone and installed directly or if you have it on the computer, simply connect the phone by USB cable and pass the file to the memory of the device.

 

Google allows you to activate or deactivate this option so that you can exploit Android resources, although yes, in the small letters you read "at your own risk".

 

File Extension APK Open APK files in windows

File extension Apk installer for Windows is the correct option users have to open APK files in Windows. http://download.cnet.com/s/apk-installer/windows/

In the link you will find an application very useful to manage this kind of files.

ACDSee Classic thumbnail file definition and 3 other file types and linked programs information.

 

File extension aid is used by following file type(s):

file type 1 description:
ACDSee Classic thumbnail file
The AID file extension is associated with the ACDSee Classic. File contains thumbnails or thumbnail cache. File is created for internal use of the ACDSee Classic. The ACDSee Classic is discontinued product.
Programs
that open aid files:
ACDSee Classic (Microsoft Windows)

 

file type 2 description:
FreeBSD file
Used in some FreeBSD packages.
Programs
that open aid files:
FreeBSD (Linux)

 

file type 3 description:
Star Trek Armada arficicial intelligence parameters file
File extension is used by Star Trek Armada computer game.
Programs
that open aid files:
Star Trek: Armada (Microsoft Windows)

FreeBSD file definition and 2 other file types and linked programs information.

 

File extension afr is used by following file type(s):

file type 1 description:
FreeBSD file
Found in FreeBSD installation packages.
Programs
that open afr files:
FreeBSD (Linux)

 

file type 2 description:
Pro/DESIGNER network animator matrix file
File extension is used by Pro/DESIGNER or Pro/Engineer.
Programs
that open afr files:
Pro/Engineer (multiplatform software)

 

Advanced Function Presentation data file definition and 9 other file types and linked programs information.

 

File extension afp is used by following file type(s):

file type 1 description:
Advanced Function Presentation data file
InfoPrint Solutions Company’s Advanced Function Presentation™ (AFP™) platform is a published standard in the print industry for printing variable data at very high speeds with complete integrity. AFP incorporates other industry formats, including EPS, PDF, TIFF, GIF, JPEG (JFIF), XML, and PCL—to cover the entire range of text, image, graphics, process color, highlight color and monochrome printing.
Programs
that open afp files:
AFP Designer (Microsoft Windows)

 

file type 2 description:
Alphacam flame post file
Alphacam is a leading CAD/CAM software solution for the Woodworking industry. The core product of the company is Alphacam and is used in the manufacture of many types of components, from simple routed parts to complex, 5-axis furniture components.
Programs
that open afp files:
Alphacam (Microsoft Windows)

 

file type 3 description:
FileProtector encrypted file
File extension AFP is related to Androsa FileProtector application.
Programs
that open afp files:
Androsa FileProtector (Microsoft Windows)

 

file type 4 description:
Gangsters game file
Gangsters: Organized Crime is a strategy game by Eidos Interactive. It is set in the fictional Chicago suburb of New Temperance in the Prohibition era.

 

file type 5 description:
IBM Transactional Data Format
File extension is used by IBM applications. Advanced Function Print file.

 

 file type 6 description:
Papyrus Document Storage Format
File extension is used by native document storage format used by Papyrus applications.

 

file type 7 description:
Prismo Graphics ActiveFile Proxy file
Prismo Graphics is a video editing software company based in the United States. It was acquired by Apple Inc.

 

file type 8 description:
Shape palette
This entry was verified by us. In time of research, there was not any internet resource to find out what kind of file type it is.

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file type 9 description:
XMap flight plan (statistic) file
File extension AFP is related to XMap application.
Programs
that open afp files:
Xmap (multiplatform software)

Abassis data file definition and 7 other file types and linked programs information.

 

File extension afm is used by following file type(s):

file type 1 description:
Abassis data file
The AFM file extension is associated with Abassis Finance Manager.

The .afm files contains data.

Programs
that open afm files:
Abassis Finance Manager (Microsoft Windows)

 

file type 2 description:
Adobe font metrics file
The AFM file extension is used for Adobe's ASCII-based file format that is used for storing font metric data as human-readable data. The AFM is the standard Adobe font file format.

This format is also known as the Adobe Multiple Font Metrics (AMFM) and Adobe Composite Font Metrics(ACFM) file formats. In fact, AFM, AMFM, and ACFM are actually three variations of the same format. AFM files contain base or composite font information. One AFM file is used per master design of a font. AMFM files store control and global font information for a group of AFM files. And ACFM files contain the global metrics of the composite font program.

This format is probably still used in Adobe products.

Programs
that open afm files:
Adobe Creative Suite (Microsoft Windows)

 

file type 3 description:
Alphacam flame parameter macro file
The AFM file extension is used by AlphaCam. Alphacam is a leading CAD/CAM software solution for the Woodworking industry. The core product of the company is Alphacam and is used in the manufacture of many types of components, from simple routed parts to complex, 5-axis furniture components.
Programs
that open afm files:
Alphacam (Microsoft Windows)

 

file type 4 description:
DESQview file
DESQview was a text mode multitasking program developed by Quarterdeck Office Systems which enjoyed modest popularity in the late 1980s and early 1990s. Running on top of DOS, it allowed users to run multiple DOS programs concurrently in multiple windows.

 

 file type 5 description:
GeoVu format file
AFM file suffix is associated with GeoVu. GeoVu is a data- and platform-independent browse and visualization application developed at the National Geophysical Data Center (NGDC).
Programs
that open afm files:
GeoVu (Microsoft Windows)

 

file type 6 description:
HP NewWave cardfile application data file
NewWave was an object-oriented graphical desktop environment and office productivity tool for PCs running early versions of Microsoft Windows.

 

 file type 7 description:
Lout document formatting system
File extension AFM is related to Lout - a high-level language for document formatting. This freeware was designed and implemented by Jeffrey H. Kingston of the Basser Department of Computer Science at the University of Sydney in 1993.
Programs
that open afm files:
Lout (Linux)

Acorn vector draw file definition and 7 other file types and linked programs information.

 

File extension aff is used by following file type(s):

 file type 1 description:
Acorn vector draw file
AFF file suffix is associated with Acorn/Risc OS graphic application Draw. File contains draw similar to Windows WMF and SVG vector-based format.

Extensions used to map this file come in two varieties. The first is a word describing the file - in this case ".draw" which is ".drw" in the 8.3 parlance. The second way of mapping the file is to use a literal form of the RISC OS filetype system. In this, three bytes provide a range of possible file types from &000 to &FFF (there are no extensions, just "type" metadata). In this case, Acorn DrawFiles would be given the extension ".aff" because the file is type &AFF, or 0xAFF, $HAFF.

Programs
that open aff files:
CorelDraw Graphics Suite (Microsoft Windows)
DrawView (Linux)
Ovation Pro (multiplatform software)
RISC OS 6 (other devices) (Windows Phone/Metro)

 

file type 2 description:
Advanced Forensics Format disk image
The AFF file extension is associated with Advanced Forensics Format, an open and extensible file format designed to store disk images and associated metadata.

The Advanced Forensics Format (AFF) is an extensible open format for the storage of disk images and related forensic metadata. It was developed by Simson Garfinkel and Basis Technology.

 

 file type 3 description:
Affix file
Probably used by very specific scientist software.

 

file type 4 description:
AGEMA file
File format used by AGEMA thermal cameras. Not supported and developed yet.

 

file type 5 description:
AnyForm form file
File extension AFF is related to AnyForm application.
Programs
that open aff files:
AnyForm (Microsoft Windows)

 

file type 6 description:
Mozilla Firefox dictionary file
File extension used by Mozilla Firefox.
Programs
that open aff files:
Firefox (Microsoft Windows)

 

file type 7 description:
Nvu file
File extension used by Nvu.
Programs
that open aff files:
Nvu (Microsoft Windows)

Apple sound format definition and 4 other file types and linked programs information.

 

File extension afc is used by following file type(s):

file type 1 description:
Apple sound format
AFC file suffix is associated with Audio Interchange File Format developed by Apple. Native file extensions for Audio Interchange File Format are AIFF or AIF.
Programs
that open afc files:
Windows Media Player for Mac OS X (Apple OS X)

 

file type 2 description:
ArisFlow flowchart commander
File extension AFC is related to ArisFlow application - a dataflow management system designed for managing automated company and production processes.
Programs
that open afc files:
ArisFlow (Microsoft Windows)

 

file type 3 description:
Compressed audio interchange file format
Compressed variant of AIFF.
Programs
that open afc files:
Awave Studio (Microsoft Windows)

 

file type 4 description:
Mass Effect audio file
The AFC file extension is related to Mass Effect series, a sci-fi RPG from Bioware.

An *.afc file contains game audio resource data, such as music, or dialogues.

Programs
that open afc files:
Mass Effect 2 (Microsoft Windows)
Mass Effect 3 (Microsoft Windows)

Astrotite compressed data file definition and linked programs information.

 

File extension afa is used by following file type(s):

file type description:
Astrotite compressed data file
AFA file suffix is associated with Astrotite. Astrotite compresses data inside .AFA files with it's own compression system. The compression [ratio] is similar to .rar or .zip. Astrotite encrypts all data with a double system (AES-256 and CAST-256) without loss of speed and double checks data to avoid failures.
Programs
that open afa files:
Astrotite (Microsoft Windows)

Adobe After Effects Stabilizer settings file definition and 3 other file types and linked programs information.

 

File extension aes is used by following file type(s):

file type 1 description:
Adobe After Effects Stabilizer settings file
File extension AES is related to After Effects application.
Programs
that open aes files:
Adobe After Effects (Microsoft Windows)

 

 file type 2 description:
AES Crypt encrypted file
AES Crypt reads and writes file in the .aes file format. The file format is easily identifiable by software. Packetizer does not claim exclusive rights to the .aes file format. It may be used in commercial and open source products without any restrictions or costs whatsoever. However, in keeping with the spirit of open source and ensuring that users are always able to read and write .aes files, we would like to request that any other developers of AES file encryption software that produces an .aes file use this file format for the benefit of interoperability.

To date, there are three versions of the .aes file format, which are numbered starting with version 0.

The current file format is version 2 and is shown below. The major enhancement to this version is the ability to have user-defined "tags" that may be inserted into the encrypted file. These tags are inserted by AES Crypt or by other software that knows how to read and write the .aes file format. These tags are not encrypted and may be altered after the .aes file is created, without modifying the contents of the encrypted parts of the file. Tags should never be considered secure information.

Programs
that open aes files:
AES Crypt (Microsoft Windows)

 

file type 3 description:
Google AdWords Editor sharing file
The AES file extension is associated with the Google AdWords Editor. File contains exported campaign data and campaign settings.
Programs
that open aes files:
Google AdWords Editor (Microsoft Windows)
Google AdWords Editor for Mac (Apple OS X)

Activ E-Book project file definition and 6 other file types and linked programs information.

 

File extension aep is used by following file type(s):

file type 1 description:
Activ E-Book project file
The AEP file extension is associated with the Activ E-Book Compiler applicaiton used to create electronic books. The .aep file contains saved e-book project that contains text, formatting, pictures, hypertext links etc.
Programs
that open aep files:
Activ E-Book Compiler (Microsoft Windows)

 

 file type 2 description:
Adobe After Effects project file
The AEP file extension is associated with Adobe After Effects post-production video editing software for Windows and Mac. The .aep files store After Effects video projects that contain inform about used video and audio files, video effects settings, timelines etc.
Programs
that open aep files:
Adobe After Effects (Microsoft Windows)
Adobe Creative Suite (Microsoft Windows)
Adobe Creative Suite for Mac (Apple OS X)

 

 file type 3 description:
Alphacam wire EDM post file
Alphacam is a leading CAD/CAM software solution for the Woodworking industry. The core product of the company is Alphacam and is used in the manufacture of many types of components, from simple routed parts to complex, 5-axis furniture components.
Programs
that open aep files:
Alphacam (Microsoft Windows)

 

file type 4 description:
ArcExplorer project file
The AEP file extension is associated with the ArcExplorer free viewer of ESRI map files and GIS data files created by other ESRI applications. The .aep file contains saved project for the ArcExplorer.
Programs
that open aep files:
ArcExplorer (multiplatform software)

 

file type 5 description:
AudioGraph animation file
The AEP file extension is associated with applications developed by AudioGraph used to recording presentations for playback on web pages. AudioGraph presentations can by played by AudioGraph plugin for Netscape. Both Netscape and AudioGraph are old applications, not supported.
Programs
that open aep files:
Netscape Navigator (multiplatform software)

 

file type 6 description:
Homeworld game file
The AEP file extension is associated with the real-time sci-fi strategy Homeworld developed by Relic in 1999. The .aep fie contains various game data including graphics, models, map data, campaign settings etc.
Programs
that open aep files:
Homeworld (Microsoft Windows)