How to Open, Edit, & Convert AFI Files

Screenshot of several AFI files in Windows 10 that open with AOMEI Backupper
AFI Files.

A file with the AFI file extension is an AOMEI Backupper file created by the AOMEI Backupper backup software.

AFI files hold folders and files that have been backed up through the application. If the program is storing a backup of a hard drive, it will use the ADI file extension instead.

Some AFI files may be Truevision Bitmap Graphic files, especially if the files are small and you suspect they're images of some kind.

How to Open an AFI File

AFI files that aren't images need to be opened with an AOMEI Backupper program, either the free AOMEI Backupper Standard or the paid AOMEI Backupper Professional. This is how you're able to restore to your computer the files contained in the AFI backup.

If double-clicking the AFI file doesn't open AOMEI Backupper, then you should open the program yourself and go to the Restore tab. Click the Path button to browse for the AFI file (or the ADI file if you need to restore one of those).

Note: Some AFI files may be protected behind a password, in which case you'll have to enter it in through AOMEI Backupper before you can start restoring the files.

Then, select the backup from the list to view all the folders and files contained within it. Just put a check in the box next to each folder or file that you want to restore. If you choose the root folder at the very top, you'll be able to select everything at once.

Click Next to choose where the files should be restored, and then click Start Restore to start restoring the AFI file's contents.

IvanView can open AFI files that are ​graphics files, but the program is only free if you get the trial version.

If you find that an application on your PC does try to open the AFI file but it's the wrong application or if you would rather have another installed program open AFI files, see our How to Change the Default Program for a Specific File Extension guide for making that change in Windows.

How to Convert an AFI File

AFI files that are used exclusively with AOMEI Backupper don't need to be converted to any other format. Trying to convert one may actually corrupt the file and make you lose all your backed up data.

If you have an AFI file that's an image file, you can use the free trial version of Ivan Image Converter to convert the AFI file to PNG, TGA, BMP, JPG, TIFF, ICO, and some other popular image formats.

Still Can't Open Your File?

If you can't open your file, make sure you're reading the extension correctly. Some files share a couple of the same letters as AFI files but don't open in the same way, like AVIAIFF, AIF, AIFCAIT, and AIR files.

Double-check the suffix at the end of your file. If it ends with one of those extensions, instead, follow that link to learn more about the format and how to open the file. If your file isn't in any of these formats, research the file extension so that you can find the program that's responsible for opening it.

More Help With AFI Files

If you do, in fact, have an AFI file that you can't open or convert, see Get More Help for information about contacting me on social networks or via email, posting on tech support forums, and more.

Let me know what kinds of problems you're having with opening or using the AFI file and I'll see what I can do to help.

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