The File Extensions Database

.APPIMAGE File Extension

  • Developer by: AppImage
  • Category: Executable Files

What is an .APPIMAGE file?

.APPIMAGE is Linux Software Package

An APPIMAGE file is a software package saved in the AppImage format, which is used to distribute programs for installation in various versions of Linux. It is a compressed image that includes all the libraries and dependencies required to run the program.

The AppImage format was developed to streamline the process of downloading and installing programs in various distributions of Linux, such as Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Edubuntu. APPIMAGE files are an alternative to the commonly used .DEB and .RPM software packages.

Once you download an APPIMAGE file you can run the program included in the package without installing installation software, such as AppImage, or system soot access. To make the APPIMAGE executable, right-click the file, select "Properties," then click "Allow executing file as program" under the "Permissions" tab. You can also type chmod +x filename.appimage on the command line. This allows you to double-click the file to run the program similar to an .EXE file in Windows.

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How to solve problems with APPIMAGE files

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