How to open AFM file extension?

The author of advice: Mr Brankiewicz

AFM files are incessantly popular. However, a file name containing AFM file extension is problematic for some of the users. They have problems with correct opening of a file with AFM extension. However, it should be remembered that AFM file extension can match one or more types of files. The most popular is Adobe Font Metrics Format but if there are others, you will find information concerning them below.

So, it is worth looking close at the problem concerning AFM files and search for its solution.

A list of programs supporting files types with AFM extension can be found below. Applications are sorted according to appropriate operational systems and their popularity.

  • Adobe Font Metrics Format

    .afm file extension

    Category: Font/Typeface files

    OS Software
    Windows Referenced by programs that use system fonts Referenced by programs that use system fonts
    Should be kept in system Fonts folder Should be kept in system Fonts folder
    MAC OS Referenced by programs that use system fonts Referenced by programs that use system fonts
    Should be kept in system Fonts folder Should be kept in system Fonts folder

How to check if a file we want to open is not infected by malware or viruses?

  • Download Malware/viruses removal tool from AFM files in the Windows system.
  • Click “Start scanning” and wait until the programme performs the scanning process on your computer.

What are the reasons of errors concerning AFM extension of files?

The problem that often causes damage concerning AFM extension are Windows system registry errors. That is why, in the first place it is recommended to:

  • Scan computer in order to identify, repair and open the AFM file
  • Check system registry from the angle of hidden errors
  • Repair file’s associations with programs in the system registry

If you are not sure if the above problems concern you, you should consider other frequent irregularities:

  • You do not have an appropriate application installed that supports AFM file extension
  • AFM file is corrupted
  • The application’s version necessary to open the file is not correct
  • The file is not assigned to an appropriate program

Solving problems with AFM files


If AFM file does not open, firstly, it is worth using files associations built in the Windows system with application that can support them. In order to do it, you should double-click a AFM file icon. A list of programs that probably support such a file will appear. It is enough to choose one of them so that Windows would open a given extension with it. Incorrect file’s association will result in Windows trying to open AFM file with a wrong program all the time even if there is an appropriate application supporting this format on a drive. In this case, it is necessary to perform the above mentioned registry scanning and associations’ repair.

If associations are correct and Windows still cannot open the file, most probably the computer does not have appropriate software supporting files with name containing AFM in their extension. The solution to this problem is very simple. You should buy or download a free (if they exist) application that will allow you to open, browse and edit AFM format (You can also try to find more informations on FileInfo). It is no risk because many paid programs have free test versions enabling to check their functionality.

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