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Details of extension .a86

On this page, we're going to take a closer look at the .a86 file extension, which is related to A86 Assembly Source Code.

We'll explain what exactly a .a86 file format is and how you can use it. If you're interested in learning more details about this type of file, we'll show you where to find them. And if you ever need to convert .a86 files into different formats, we'll give you some tips on how to do that too.

Let's see the file format associated with this file extension!


  1. A86 Assembly Source Code

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A86 Assembly Source Code

a86 file - A86 Assembly Source Code
The A86 file belongs to the Development category and works with A86 Assembler, being used as an A86 Assembly Source Code. A86 is computer software, a compact commercial assembler developed for the Intel x86 family of microprocessors by Eric Isaacson. The developer is still actively supporting the A86 Assembler, likely. Based on our current information, A86 Assembler does not use other file types.
Application: A86 Assembler
Program name: -
Category: Development files
Mime-type: application/octet-stream
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.3dfbat 3DField Script
.2clk Frontier for Mac Script
.abap ABAP Source Code
.asic ASIC Source Code

The .a86 file extension might not only belong to a single type of file, there could be various kinds that use it. Keep in mind that files with the .a86 extension may contain various content types. If you have helpful information about this extension, write to us!

Could someone have spelled the .a86 file extension wrong?

In our database, we came across the following similar extensions:

.w86 Emacs W86 Data
.x86 Linux X86 Executable File
.a68 PDP-10 Algol-68 Compiler Source Code
.a8 Cubicomp PictureMaker Animation Data

The .a86 extension is frequently misused

People sometimes confuse the .a86 filename extension. Based on the searches on our site, here are the most common misspellings from the past year.

x86 (1), ai6 (1), w86 (1), a68 (1), a8 (1)

Having trouble opening a .a86 file?

If you want to open a .a86 file on your computer, you just need to have the appropriate program installed. Incorrect settings for the .a86 association can trigger this error.

Windows can't open this file:

File: example.a86

To open this file, Windows needs to know what program you want to use to open it. Windows can go online to look it up automatically, or you can manually select from a list of programs that are installed on your computer.

To change file associations:

  • Right-click a file with the extension whose association you want to change, and then click Open With.
  • In the Open With dialog box, click the program with which you want the file to open, or click Browse to locate the program that you want.
  • Select the Always use the selected program to open this kind of file check box.

Supported operating systems

Windows Server 2016/2019/2022, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10, Windows 11, Linux, Mac OS X, macOS, iOS, Android