How to open a file with .ANI extension?

File Type : Unknown Apple II File (found on Golden Orchard Apple II CD Rom)
Compatible with (Win10, Win8, Win7, Vista and WinXP)

You'll need a new app to open this .ANI file

Searching for the right program to open .ANI files?

"You'll need a new app to open this file" is probably the most common error faced by millions of Windows users every day. This is either because the program required to open a file is not available on your system or there may be other issues.


What is .ANI file extension?

Cursor animation file used by the Windows operating system; contains image frames for the animation sequence as a collection of .ICO files; similar to a .CUR file, but contains multiple images used for animation. ANI files are used to store default Windows animated cursors, such as the spinning hourglass. They can also be used for storing custom animated cursors. ANI files can be downloaded from third-party developers and are often included with custom desktop themes. NOTE: On March 31, 2007, Microsoft issued a Security Advisory regarding a vulnerability in the way Windows handles animated cursor files. The issue affects Windows 2000 through Windows Vista. A Security Update is available on the "Microsoft Security Bulletin MS07-017" Web page.
You can see a list of software programs here on www.easyfileopener.org that can open this file type so that you don’t need to search for it on the web. You can then open your file with this extension using a software listed below.

Software that can be used to open ANIfiles:

  • Inkscape
  • ACD Systems ACDSee 17
  • IcoFX
  • Aha-Soft ArtCursors
  • Axialis CursorWorkshop
  • G.D.G. AniTuner
  • RealWorld Cursor Editor
  • Inkscape
  • Inkscape