The File Extensions Database

.ANN File Extension

  • Developer by: ABBYY
  • Category: Data Files

What is an .ANN file?

.ANN is Lingvo Dictionary Annotation File

File used by Lingvo Dictionary software, which is used to lookup definitions and to translate words into different languages; contains metadata for DSL dictionaries; includes information, such as the dictionary subject, author, and date it was created.

ANN files are only used to describe Lingvo-formatted dictionaries. This format is developed by ABBYY, an international software company. ANN files are optional, but if they are created, they are named after an associated .DSL file (e.g., example.dsl and example.ann). ANN files should be placed in the same folder as the DSL file.

NOTE: You can view the information in an ANN file by double-clicking the icon of the dictionary located on the Bookshelf in Lingvo Dictionary.

Programs that open Lingvo Dictionary Annotation File
ABBYY Lingvo Dictionary
ABBYY Lingvo Dictionary
ABBYY Lingvo Dictionaries
File Type 2 Help Annotations
Category: System Files

User annotations for a certain Windows Help document.

Programs that open Help Annotations
Microsoft Windows Help

How to solve problems with ANN files

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