The File Extensions Database

.AIR File Extension

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

What is an .AIR file?

.AIR is Adobe AIR Installation Package

An AIR file is an installation package used for distributing Adobe AIR applications. It contains code and all the assets for an application. AIR files are typically distributed via download but may also be distributed via email or CD-ROM.

AIR files are similar to the more common .EXE and .DMG files, which are used to install applications. However, AIR files can be used to install applications on multiple platforms, whereas EXE files and DMG files are restricted to Windows and macOS.

If you receive an AIR file you will need to install Adobe AIR on your computer in order to open the file. After you install the program, simply double-click the AIR file and the application will be installed on your computer. It is important to note that Windows Vista systems may not correctly register the ".air" file extension due to a locked file-type association in the registry.

NOTE: AIR stands for "Adobe Integrated Runtime" and is a multi-platform environment for running Internet-based applications on the desktop.

Programs that open Adobe AIR Installation Package
Adobe AIR
Adobe Flash Professional CC
Adobe AIR
Adobe Flash Professional CC
Adobe AIR
File Type 2 M.U.G.E.N. Animation File
Developer by: Elecbyte Category: Game Files Format: Text

Game file used by M.U.G.E.N., a 2D fighting game engine; specifies animations for character movements, such as running, jumping, kicking, or using a special ability; can also specify animations for the background as well as health bars.

AIR files are saved in a plain text format and can be edited with a text editor.

NOTE: AIR files specify how the sprites stored in .SFF files are animated.

Programs that open M.U.G.E.N. Animation File
Elecbyte M.U.G.E.N.

How to solve problems with AIR files

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