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What is an ace file and how do I open an ace file?

The ACE file extension is primarily associated with the compression software WinAce by e-merge GmbH. ACE is a file archive compressed by WinAce which uses proprietary compression algorithms which offer a high compression ratio and fast compression speed. It may be decompressed using WinAce for Windows or MacUnace for Mac OS X.

The WinAce software is described as a compression utility that is capable of compressing even the last free fragments of files through a parallel rapid decompression procedure, making it a suitable blend of compact power and speed maintained by an intuitive client interface. ACE files are integrated with a proprietary algorithm for implementing its compression specifications, and this uses fractal compression procedures in a precise and rapid manner. This application is also flexible in terms of providing compatibility support for a wide variety of compression algorithms implemented by other file compression and decompression tools.


Launch a .ACE file by double-clicking it. If your file associations are set up correctly, the application that's meant to open your .ACE file will open it. It's possible you may need to download or purchase WinAce. It's also possible that you have the correct application on your PC, but .ACE files aren't yet associated with the software. In this case, when you try to open a .ACE file, you can tell Windows which application is the correct one for that file. From then on, opening a .ACE file will open the correct application. WinAce can be used to create, decompress and access the content of these ACE archives, and this program can be installed in several versions of Microsoft Windows.

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Detail ace file extension information:
File Type: ace
File Format: WinAce Compressed File
Primary Association: Compressed Files
Mime Type: application/x-ace, application/x-compressed