.AEX File Extension

File Type 1

After Effects Plug-in

Developer Adobe Systems
3.9  |  22 Votes
Category Plugin Files
Format Binary

What is a AEX file?

An AEX file is a plug-in used by Adobe After Effects and Premiere Pro, which are professional video-editing applications. It stores content that extends the functionality of the After Effects application, such as support for camera raw files or video filters. AEX files are written in the C/C++ programming language.

More Information

Several plugins come installed with After Effects. However, they may also be created and sold by third-party developers. You can install a plug-in to extend the functionality of After Effects by placing it in the plug-ins folder.

AEX plugins are stored in the following directory:

  • Windows - Program Files\​Adobe\​Adobe After Effects (version)\​Support Files\​Plug-ins
  • macOS - Applications/​Adobe/​Adobe After Effects (version)/​Plug-ins

You may have to restart After Effects in order to use a newly installed plug-in.

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Programs that open AEX files

Updated December 20, 2018
File Type 2

Alpha Five Compiled Global Functions File

Developer Alpha Software
3.5  |  12 Votes
Category Web Files
Format Binary

What is a AEX file?

File created by Alpha Five, a program used to create Web applications; stores compiled Xbasic event handler program code, which contains global functions for the application; referenced as a library by Alpha Five grid components.

More Information

AEX files can be created by checking the Compile functions into an AEX file? option when creating a Web application. By default, the generated AEX file uses the same prefix name as the corresponding .ADB file.

Programs that open AEX files

Updated February 23, 2010

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