Open ANSI file

ANSI text (code page 437)

How to open ansi files?

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

What is ansi file?

Files with ansi extension can be typically encountered as specially encoded text files, encoded using Code page 437 character set. Popular in the past for ANSI art.

ANSI text (code page 437) description

File extension ansi is sometimes used to label special text files encoded using Code page 437 (CCSID 437), a character set of the original IBM PC (personal computer).

For all intents and purposes it's just renamed .txt file with different encoding.

It is probably best known for use in ANSI art, which typically uses .ans files.

Suggested software to open ansi file

NotePad++ text editor

A free source code and text editor for Windows

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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