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Details of extension .aim

On this page, we're going to take a closer look at the .aim file extension.

We'll explain what exactly a .aim 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 .aim files into different formats, we'll give you some tips on how to do that too.

Let's see the 3 file formats associated with this file extension!


  1. SCANCO Medical Format Image
  2. AIMMS ASCII Model File
  3. AOL Instant Messenger Launcher

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SCANCO Medical Format Image

aim file - SCANCO Medical Format Image
The AIM file belongs to the Graphic category and works with Scanco Medical, being used as a SCANCO Medical Format Image. Scanco Medical is a Swiss company specialized in the development and production of high-resolution X-ray computed micro-tomography systems. The developer is still actively supporting the Scanco Medical, likely. Based on our current information, Scanco Medical does not use other file types.
Application: Scanco Medical
Program name: -
Category: Graphic files
Mime-type: application/octet-stream
Related extensions:
.hdr Photomatix HDR Image
.bif byLight Image Format Bitmap
.ceg Tempra Show Bitmap
.sld 3i SlideBook image


aim file - AIMMS ASCII Model File
The AIM file belongs to the Data category and works with AIMMS, being used as an AIMMS ASCII Model File. AIMMS is an advanced development environment for building optimization based decision support applications and advanced planning systems. The developer is still actively supporting the AIMMS, likely. Our data shows that AIMMS uses 2 more file types.
Application: AIMMS
Program name: -
Category: Data files
Mime-type: application/octet-stream
Related extensions:
.prj AIMMS Project
.amb AIMMS Model Base

AOL Instant Messenger Launcher

aim file - AOL Instant Messenger Launcher
The AIM file belongs to the Data category and works with AOL Instant Messenger, being used as an AOL Instant Messenger Launcher. AOL Instant Messenger (AIM) is an advertisement-supported proprietary instant messaging and presence computer program which uses the OSCAR instant messaging protocol and the TOC protocol to allow registered users to communicate in real time. The developer is still actively supporting the AOL Instant Messenger, likely. Our data shows that AOL Instant Messenger uses 7 more file types.
Application: AOL Instant Messenger
Program name: -
Category: Data files
Mime-type: application/octet-stream
Related extensions:
.cls AOL Instant Messenger Class Data
.blt AOL Instant Messenger Buddy List
.ocm AOL Advertising Control Data
.arf AOL Instant Messenger Resource Data

The .aim 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 .aim extension may contain various content types. If you have helpful information about this extension, write to us!

Could someone have spelled the .aim file extension wrong?

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

.alm SiRFDemo GPS Almanac File
.am GNU Automake Input File
.akm Aksharamala Binary Keymap
.aij Oracle Database After-Image Journal
.aum Adobe Update Manager Data File
.aom Adobe After Effects Output Module

The .aim extension is frequently misused

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

alm (1), am (1), akm (1), aij (1), aum (1), aom (1), zim (1), ami (1), im (1), ai (1)

Having trouble opening a .aim file?

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

Windows can't open this file:

File: example.aim

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