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.AEX File Extension

File Type 1After Effects Plug-in

DeveloperAdobe Systems
Popularity
4.0 (3 Votes)
CategoryPlugin Files
FormatBinary

Binary

This file is saved in a binary format, which requires a specific program to read its contents.

What is a AEX file?

An AEX file is a plug-in used by Adobe After Effects, a professional video-editing application. 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 5/4/2017

File Type 2Alpha Five Compiled Global Functions File

DeveloperAlpha Software
Popularity
3.0 (9 Votes)
CategoryWeb Files
FormatBinary

Binary

This file is saved in a binary format, which requires a specific program to read its contents.

.AEX File Association 2

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 2/23/2010

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