Open ANI file

The most common choise: Windows animated cursor

How to open Windows animated cursor .ani files

ani file icon Have you had trouble opening the ani file on your computer? What are ani files? We explain what they are and recommend software that we know will open them.

What is ani file?

Files that have the ani extension are Windows animated cursors that can be used to change the appearance of the default mouse cursor.

Windows animated cursor description

Ani files are animated cursors for Windows operating system. ANI stands for Animated Cursor.

These files contain a series of individual static images, or frames, that are played in a sequence to create an animation. They are typically used for mouse cursors when a user hovers over a specific element or when a program is loading.

Suggested software to open ani file

Microsoft Windows

A series of operating systems developed by Microsoft


A mouse cursor authoring tool for Windows

There are other ANI filename extensions with the same .ani suffix

ani - Generic animation

An .ani file extension is related to Generic animation file format.

ani - NeroMix data

An ani file extension is related to the NeroMix and used for its data files.

ani - Painkiller Overdose game data

An ani file extension is related to the computer game Painkiller Overdose. An ani file contains various game data.

ani - Transport Fever game animation parameters

Files with ani file extension are associated with the Transport Fever game animation parameters.

What file extension actually is?

Simply put, file extensions are the characters after the dot in the computer file name, so for example document-name.pdf has file extension „pdf“. This helps Windows to identify which program should be used to open the file.

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