The File Extensions Database

.ACE File Extension

  • Developer by: WinAce
  • Category: Compressed Files
  • Format: Binary

What is an .ACE file?

.ACE is WinAce Compressed File

File archive compressed by WinAce; uses a proprietary compression algorithm that offers a high compression ratio and fast compression speed.

WinAce can also compress files using .ZIP, .LHA, MS-CAB, and .JAR compression. It can decompress the following formats as well: .ZIP, .LHA, MS-CAB, .RAR, .ARC, .ARJ, .GZ, .TAR, .ZOO, and .JAR.

Programs that open WinAce Compressed File
E-merge WinAce
ESTsoft ALZip
The Unarchiver

How to solve problems with ACE files

  • Associate the ACE file extension with the correct application. On :
    Windows: Right click on any ACE file and then click "Open with" > "Choose another app". Now select another program and check the box "Always use this app to open *.ACE files". Mac: Right click (or Ctrl-click) the ACE file, then click "Open with" > "Other...". Then choose another program and check the "Always Open With" box. Linux: Right click on the file, and select "Open with" and choose another program. iPhone: Tap the file. If you do not see an app to open the file, then tap Share "Share" and choose an app. Alternatively, save the file. Then open the Files app Files app. There long-press on the file, then release your finger. You will see a black menu bar. Then tap "Share" and select an app. Android: Tap the Settings icon on your smartphone, then tap on the Apps section. There tap the Options icon in the top right-hand corner of the screen to change the default apps.
  • Update your software that should actually open .ACE is WinAce Compressed File. Because only the current version supports the latest ACE file format. Search, therefore, e.g. on the WinAce manufacturer website after an available .ACE is WinAce Compressed File update.
  • To make sure that your ACE file is not corrupted or virus-infected, get the file again and scan it with antivirus software.