How to Open AFF File in Windows, MAC and online

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

How to Open AFF Files

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

Acorn vector draw files

AFF files 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)


Advanced Forensics Format disk image

The AFF file extension is associated with Advanced Forensics Format, an extensible 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.


Affix files

It is probably used by a very specific scientist software.


AGEMA files

This format is also used by the AGEMA thermal cameras. Not supported and developed yet.


AnyForm form files

The File extension AFF is also related to AnyForm application.

Programs that open aff files:

  • AnyForm (Windows)


Mozilla Firefox dictionary files

It is also used by Mozilla Firefox.


  • Firefox


Nvu files

It is also used by Nvu software


  • Nvu (Microsoft Windows)