The File Extensions Database

.AOL File Extension

  • Developer by: AOL
  • Category: Misc Files

What is an .AOL file?

.AOL is America Online File

File installed with America Online software; used by certain features of the AOL program; for example, the file "" is used by the AOL Shopping Assistant.

How to solve problems with AOL files

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