ACE - WinAce Compressed File

What is a ACE file

The ACE file extension is assigned to archive files that have been compressed using WinAce. It's one of the formats supported by WinAce and can be decompressed by few other compression programs as well.

ACE archives use a proprietary compression algorithm. The specifications of this algorithm allow for fast compression speed and a very high ratio of compression as well.

Here's a small, but not exhaustive list of programs that can open ACE documents:

  • E-merge WinAce (Windows)
  • ESTsoft ALZip (Windows)
  • IZArc (Windows)
  • MacUnace (Mac)
  • PeaZip (Windows)
  • The Unarchiver (Mac)
Extension ACE
MIME type application/x-compressed, application/x-ace, application/x-ace-compressed
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