File Extension Library

.AET File Extension

  • Developer by: Adobe Systems
  • Category: Video Files
  • Format: Binary

What is an .AET file?

.AET file extension is created by Adobe Systems. .AET has been classified as Video Files. The format of .AET file is Binary.

.AET is After Effects Project Template

An AET file is a project template created by After Effects, a video production application. It contains a video composition template, which can be used as the starting point for making multiple .AEP video projects. AET files may include audio, images, and video clips, a timeline, and various effects that can be applied to the movie.

AET file open in Adobe After Effects CC 2017

The AET file is one of two file types used to save video editing project templates in After Effects. The main format is the AET file, which is saved in binary format. The other format templates may be saved in is the .AETX file, which is a text-based XML template.

To create an After Effects project, select File → New → New Project then click File → Save or Save As → Save As... and choose "Adobe After Effects Template Project" from the "File Format" dropdown menu.

To open an After Effects project, select File → Open Project....

List of all softwares that can open the After Effects Project Template
Adobe After Effects CC 2019
Adobe After Effects CC 2019

How to Open .AET file on different platforms

Open .AET File on Windows

  • Right-click a .AET
  • Left-click "Open With" > "Choose another app"
  • Select the program that opens .AET file and Select check box "Always use this app to open .AET files" Press "Ok"

Open .AET File on Mac

  • Right-click (or Ctrl + Left-click) the .AET file
  • Click "Open With" > "Other.."
  • Then choose another program from the app list and press "Open"
  • Select check box "Turn on" for "Always open in app"

Open .AET File on Linux

Right click on the .AET file, choose "Open with" and select a program from the list above

Open .AET File on iPhone

Select a file. If you don't see an application to open the .AET file, tap "Share" and choose the right app.
Method 2
Save the file. Then open the app «Files». Touch and hold the file, then release your finger. You will see a black menu bar. After that tap "Share" and select an application.

Open .AET File on Android

Tap the Settings icon on an Android smartphone, then select «Applications». Click the Settings icon in the upper right corner of the screen, to change the default apps.
If you want to open, edit, save or even convert .AET files on Android, then your best bet is to download one of the dedicated apps available on Google Play.

How to fix problems with .AET files

  1. You need to update the application that you normally use to open .AET files. Only the latest version of the software supports the current .AET file format
  2. You need to check the .AET file for viruses. To do this, you need to scan it with a popular antivirus (Norton, Nod32, Kaspersky, Dr.Web, etc.)