The Quick Way to Open Files with ARI Extension

Different software packages use different file extensions, so if you can't open the ARI file, it could be because:

  • You don't have the associated software on your computer (Compressed Archive and Aristotle Audio are the most popular software packages that use ARI file).

  • You may have Compressed Archive or Aristotle Audio but your computer is not configured to associate ARI files with the relevant software.

  • The file is corrupt.

If You Don't Have Compressed Archive or Aristotle Audio

In order to open your ARI file, you will have to download Compressed Archive, Aristotle Audio, or another similar software package.

If Your Computer is Not Configured to Open ARI Files

If you have the relevant software, but your computer still won't open the software, you will have to change the file associations on Windows or Mac. Depending on your operating system, you can ensure that your computer always open ARI files using Compressed Archive, Aristotle Audio, or another program of your choice that uses ARI files.

If that still doesn't work, you can get in touch with your software developer to find out what you can do. You can contact any of these developers for more information or assistance:

Software Developer
Compressed Archive Windows Software
Aristotle Audio Unknown

If the ARI File is Corrupt


In some instances, you may receive an error message stating that the file is corrupt. If you have tried all of the above, and it still doesn't work, download or request a new copy to see if that works.

Open ARI File the Easy Way

If you don't want to download Compressed Archive or Aristotle Audio (for whatever reason), and the other options also don't work... that's okay!

Even though some ARI files must be opened in a program for which it was developed (binary format), you may still be able to open it in a universal file viewer such as File Magic. Download File Magic now from the Microsoft Store and open your ARI file!

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