How Can I Open OMF Files?

The same file extension may be used by different file types and different programs, and sometimes it can be tough to figure out which program to use. When you need to open OMF files, start by double-clicking it. If it doesn’t open, or you receive an error message, take the following steps to try to open it.

Step 1: Try Different Software Programs

If you can’t open OMF files, you may not have the right program installed on your computer. You can start by installing some of the most common programs associated with OMF files. A couple of these associated software titles include Open Media Format File and Operation Management & Finance Database. You can download one of these programs from the developer’s website.

Step 2: Use the File Type as a Hint

If you know the type of file you’re working with, that might help you figure out how to open it. OMF files are usually Raster Image Files. Look for a program on your computer that opens this type of file, and see if it will open the OMF file.

If you’re not sure of the file type, you can find it within the OMF file itself. Follow the steps below to find this information.

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On a Windows Computer:
  1. Right-click the file icon.
  2. Select “Properties” from the drop-down menu.
  3. Find the file type listed under “Type of File”.
On a Mac:
  1. Right-click on the file icon.
  2. Select “More Info” from the drop-down menu.
  3. Look for the file type listed under “Kind”.

Step 3: Ask a Developer

If you’re still having trouble opening your OMF file, a software developer may be able to help. If you know which software program should open your file, contact the developer who created that program. If you’re not sure which program to use, consult the list below to find the developers for the most common programs associated with OMF files:

Software Developer
Open Media Format File Microsoft Developer
Operation Management & Finance Database ENIAC Computing

Step 4: Use a Universal File Viewer

If the above steps don’t help, a universal file viewer like File Magic (Download) might be able to help you open your OMF file. Universal file viewers can open a variety of file types, depending on the format. Just remember that some files are incompatible and will only open in binary format.


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