File extension .AES
|AES Crypt Encrypted Format
The AES file extension is one of the most secure and widely-used encryption files out there, used by software such as 7-zip, WinZip, and Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) Crypt. Originally developed by two Belgian cryptographers, AES was adopted as part of the U.S. Department of Defense in 2001 and the National Security Agency in 2002. The AES algorithm is used to generate a key that is 128, 192, or 256 bits long and then encrypts data using one of four different modes - Electronic Codebook (ECB), Cipher Block Chaining (CBC), Cipher Feedback (CFB), or Output Feedback (OFB) - making it virtually impenetrable to hackers. The resulting AES file can then be safely transferred over the internet or stored on a hard drive.
AES offers robust security standards with its 128-bit encryption keys, which are not easily decoded by attackers or malicious software without knowledge of the AES algorithm’s parameters. As a result, sensitive data stored in AES files is very difficult to breach or access without physical possession of the encrypted file. This makes AES an excellent choice for storing confidential information like encrypting passwords, digital wallet information, or any other sensitive data. In addition, files encrypted with AES Crypt are also cross-platform compatible in that they can be opened and read with any system running AES Crypt software.
AES files offer convenient and secure storage for those who need maximum protection. Other secure file formats include .PGP, .GPG, and .ASC, but each has different features in terms of the algorithms that help create their security measures.
Programs for WINDOWS system
Programs for MAC system
Programs for LINUX system
After installing the required software, the operating system will usually automatically associate an unknown file type (in this case .AES) with the new application. If this does not happen, we can help the system a bit by selecting the software for it, which it should always use to open files with the .AES extension.
When choosing the software we can select the system to use this software every time.
Using it for the first time it is good to check whether the .AES file opened in the application can be read by us and opens in a way that allows us to use it. If everything is in order, select this option the next time you open a file with the .AES extension. However, if the file has not opened correctly, we have to look for a different software, with which we can open files with the .AES extension. Select a different software from our list and install it on your computer. After the software is installed, repeat inspection openings of a .AES file. Sometimes you have to repeat the operation several times.
If none of the programs listed by us to work with the .AES file has not meet your expectations, you can try searching other websites. But remember to avoid downloading programs "that can open any file". These applications not only have very limited functionality, but may also expose you to expense tens of dollars when purchasing a license.
In the vast majority of cases you will find the program dedicated to support the .AES file, or any other file format. In addition, there is a chance that it will be a free program, and its functionality (concerning the .AES file) will be extended to the maximum.
It is also good to check
- if the .AES file has no errors
- or if it has been copied (or downloaded by the browser) thoroughly
Mr B. Adam
Author of the guidelines / Founder of FileExtension.info
New technologies enthusiast, helping to solve problems with the files.
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