Files with ace extension are in most cases archives compressed using the WinAce utility. Somewhat rare nowadays, but very popular in the past.

There are 3 other file types using
the ACE file extension!

ace icon.ace - Aces200 image

empty icon.ace - Train Simulator texture

empty icon.ace - Tablet assembly data

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ACE file extension - WinACE compressed ace archive

What is ace file? How to open ace files?

File type specification:

Archive and compressed file type icon Archive and compressed file type

ace file icon: ace filetype icon

File extension ace is primarily known to be used for the native format of older WinACE archiver. Was used somewhat in the past, but didn't gain any significant market share.

Note: Always be careful when handling unknown .ace files, they are known to be used for malware/phishing campaigns, especially over e-mails.

MIME types:

This ace file type entry was marked as obsolete and no longer supported file format.

This type of file is no longer actively used and is most likely obsolete. This is typically the case for system files in old operating systems, file types from long discontinued software, or previous versions of certain file types (like documents, projects etc.) that were replaced in higher versions of their original programs.

Updated: July 19, 2023

The default software associated to open ace file:

WinACE Archiver icon

WinACE Archiver  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
e-merge GmbH

WinACE is compression utility for Microsoft Windows. It is able to compress data in ACE, ZIP, LHA, MS-CAB, JAVA JAR file formats and decompress data from ACE, ZIP, LHA, MS-CAB, RAR, ARC, ARJ, GZip, TAR, ZOO, JAR archives.

Help how to open:

Use WinACE or another archiving or compression application to open the .ace file.

How to convert:

The easiest way how to convert ACE archive is to decompress it with the use of WinACE and repack the content with another compression or archive application of your choice.

Find conversions from ace file:

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Find converter to ace file type:

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File identification strings:

HEX code: 2A 2A 41 43 45 2A 2A
ASCII code: **ACE**

List of software applications associated to the .ace file extension

Recommended software programs are sorted by OS platform (Windows, macOS, Linux, iOS, Android etc.)
and possible program actions that can be done with the file: like open ace file, edit ace file, convert ace file, view ace file, play ace file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in's database).

Click on the tab below to simply browse between the application actions, to quickly get a list of recommended software, which is able to perform the specified software action, such as opening, editing or converting ace files.

Software that open ace file - WinACE compressed ace archive

Programs supporting the exension ace on the main platforms Windows, Mac, Linux or mobile. Click on the link to get more information about listed programs for open ace file action.

Microsoft Windows:

Main software associated with ace file by default:
WinACE Archiver small icon WinACE Archiver
Other suggested software:
7-zip small icon 7-zip
ALZip small icon ALZip
IZArc small icon IZArc
WinRAR small icon WinRAR
ZipZag small icon ZipZag

Apple macOS / Mac OS X:

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