The File Extensions Database

.AFM File Extension

  • Category: Font Files

What is an .AFM file?

.AFM is Adobe Font Metrics File

ASCII text-based font format developed by Adobe; stores font metric data for a Type 1 PostScript file; contains the master design of a specific font, which defines the way each character of the font looks.

File Type 2 AFF Metadata File
Developer by: Basis Technology Category: Disk Image Files Format: Binary

Metadata file created in the Advanced Forensics Format (AFF), a file format used to save disk image data for digital evidence; saves only the metadata that was extracted out of an .AFF disk image file; allows the metadata to be separated from the raw disk image data.

AFM files reference the AFF disk image data. When opened, the supporting program automatically locates the disk image data in the separate files and loads it appropriately.

Programs that open AFF Metadata File
PassMark OSForensics

How to solve problems with AFM files

  • Associate the AFM file extension with the correct application. On :
    Windows: Right click on any AFM file and then click "Open with" > "Choose another app". Now select another program and check the box "Always use this app to open *.AFM files". Mac: Right click (or Ctrl-click) the AFM 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 .AFM is Adobe Font Metrics File. Because only the current version supports the latest AFM file format. Search, therefore, e.g. on the N/A manufacturer website after an available .AFM is Adobe Font Metrics File update.
  • To make sure that your AFM file is not corrupted or virus-infected, get the file again and scan it with antivirus software.