The .ain file extension is related to ArcView and used for attribute index files.

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

empty icon.ain - AIN compressed file archive

empty icon.ain - NovaLogic game AI coordinates file

empty icon.ain - Source engine compiled AI nodegraph file

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AIN file extension - ArcView attribute index file

What is ain file? How to open ain files?

File type specification:

Database file type icon Database file type

The AIN file extension is used for attribute files for ArcGIS for Desktop (also known as ArcView).

Attribute store non-spatial information about a geographic feature in a GIS, usually stored in a table and linked to the feature by a unique identifier. For example, attributes of a river might include its name, length, and sediment load at a gauging station.

The default software associated to ain file type:

ArcGIS for Desktop Basic (ArcView) icon

Esri logoArcGIS for Desktop Basic (ArcView)  Microsoft Windows software

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ArcGIS for Desktop Basic (formerly known as ArcView) is GIS (geographic information system) application used to visualizing, managing, creating, and analyzing geographic data.

ArcGIS for Desktop Basic is a part of the ArcGIS Desktop. ArcGIS for Desktop Basic supports creation of interactive maps, spatial analysis, GIS deployment, map viewing and navigation, map printing etc.

Help how to open AIN files:

This file type is not meant to be opened directly, there is no software that could open and work with it directly, or there is no information available in public sources about opening this file type. This is usually the case of some internal data files, caches, temporary files etc.

How to convert file with extension AIN:

As far as we know, this .ain file type can't be converted to any other file format. This is usually the case of system, configuration, temporary, or data files containing data exclusive to only one software and used for its own purposes. Also some proprietary or closed file formats cannot be converted to more common file types in order to protect the intellectual property of the developer, which is for example the case of some DRM-protected multimedia files.

List of recommended software applications associated to the .ain file extension

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: like open ain file, edit ain file, convert ain file, view ain file, play ain file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in's database).

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Unspecified and all other actions for computer programs working with ain file - ArcView attribute index file

Click on the software link for more information about ArcGIS for Desktop Basic (ArcView). ArcGIS for Desktop Basic (ArcView) uses ain file type for its internal purposes and/or also by different way than common edit or open file actions (eg. to install/execute/support an application itself, to store application or user data, configure program etc.).

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