The File Extensions Database

.AN File Extension

  • Developer by: Adobe Systems
  • Category: Web Files
  • Format: Text

What is an .AN file?

.AN is Adobe Edge Animate Project File

Project file created by Adobe Edge Animate, a program used for making animated webpage content; contains a multitrack timeline for animating webpage elements; incorporates jQuery (a JavaScript library) for enabling animations; can be used as an alternative to creating webpages with Flash.

When saving a project in Edge Animate, you actually save an .HTML file. After choosing to save, Edge Animate creates a folder containing the .HTML file. However, it also creates the AN project file and associated .CSS and .JS files required for the animation.

AN files can be used to create .ANTMPL template files:

Select File → Save As Template..., name your file, select the save location, and click Save.

Adobe Edge, the predecessor to Edge Animate, uses the .EDGE extension. This extension can be used interchangeably with the ".an" extension. However, the ".an" extension is now the default.

NOTE: As of November 2015, Edge Animate is no longer being actively developed.

Programs that open Adobe Edge Animate Project File
Adobe Edge Animate CC
Adobe Edge Animate CC

How to solve problems with AN files

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