ANS Files: What It Is and How to Open It

If you've received ANS files and can't open them for some reason, and you want to know what it is and what to do about it, keep on reading!

ANS files are typically a type of binary file used by certain software, and many software packages can share a common file extension. In the case of files with the ANS extension, popular software packages such as Unknown Apple II File, ANSI Graphic/Text, and Word Text and Layout can all open it.


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How to Open Your ANS File

The easiest way to open file extension ANS is to try downloading some of the most popular software that uses ANS extension. The most well-known programs associated with ANS files include Unknown Apple II File, ANSI Graphic/Text, and Word Text and Layout.

Computer Files

As you may already know, if you have Unknown Apple II File, ANSI Graphic/Text, or Word Text and Layout, you can simply double-click on your ANS and it should open up. But what if your software does not open the file?

First, try right-clicking on the file and selecting "Open With..." and select Unknown Apple II File, ANSI Graphic/Text, or Word Text and Layout from the dropdown list. If that didn't work, go into the file associations settings of Windows, and set Unknown Apple II File, ANSI Graphic/Text, or Word Text and Layout to open ANS files by default.

Please note that ANS file extensions may not be limited to Unknown Apple II File, ANSI Graphic/Text, or Word Text and Layout only. You could always do a Google search to find other software that uses ANS files and download that to try to open your file.

Still no luck? Get in touch with the developer of the software title to see if they can be of assistance. If your software does not have an identified developer in the chart below, a quick web search of the software title should give you some clues on who to contact.

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Software Developer
Unknown Apple II File found on Golden Orchard Apple II CD Rom
ANSI Graphic/Text Microsoft Developer
Word Text and Layout Microsoft Corporation
HotDocs Answer File Matthew Bender & Company a member of the LexisNexis Group
ANSYS Model Data ANSYS Inc.


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