ATOM File Extension

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Atom Web Feed Format

What is ATOM file?

Full format name of files that use ATOM extension is Atom Web Feed Format. ATOM file format is compatible with software that can be installed on , Android, iOS, Linux, Mac OS, Windows system platform. Files with ATOM extension are categorized as Web Files files. The Web Files subset comprises 303 various file formats. Users are advised to use RssReader software for managing ATOM files, although 21 other programs can also handle this type of file.

Programs which support ATOM file extension

The following list contains programs grouped by 6 operating systems that support ATOM files. Files with ATOM extension, just like any other file formats, can be found on any operating system. The files in question may be transferred to other devices, be it mobile or stationary, yet not all systems may be capable of properly handling such files.

How to open file with ATOM extension?

Being unable to open files with ATOM extension can be have various origins. What is important, all common issues related to files with ATOM extension can be resolved by the users themselves. The process is quick and doesn’t involve an IT expert. The list below will guide you through the process of addressing the encountered problem.

Step 1. Install RssReader software

The most common reason for such problems is the lack of proper applications that supports ATOM files installed on the system. This issue can be addressed by downloading and installing RssReader or different compatible program, such as Safari, RSS Feed Creator, WebReader. Above you will find a complete listing of programs that support ATOM files, classified according to system platforms for which they are available. One of the most risk-free method of downloading software is using links provided by official distributors. Visit RssReader website and download the installer.

Step 2. Check the version of RssReader and update if needed

If you already have RssReader installed on your systems and ATOM files are still not opened properly, check if you have the latest version of the software. Sometimes software developers introduce new formats in place of that already supports along with newer versions of their applications. The reason that RssReader cannot handle files with ATOM may be that the software is outdated. The most recent version of RssReader is backward compatible and can handle file formats supported by older versions of the software.

Step 3. Associate Atom Web Feed Format files with RssReader

If the issue has not been solved in the previous step, you should associate ATOM files with latest version of RssReader you have installed on your device. The method is quite simple and varies little across operating systems.

The procedure to change the default program in Windows

  • Right-click the ATOM file and choose Open with option
  • Next, select the Choose another app option and then using More apps open the list of available applications
  • To finalize the process, select Look for another app on this PC entry and using the file explorer select the RssReader installation folder. Confirm by checking Always use this app to open ATOM files box and clicking OK button.

The procedure to change the default program in Mac OS

  • Right-click the ATOM file and select Information
  • Find the Open with option – click the title if its hidden
  • Select the appropriate software and save your settings by clicking Change all
  • If you followed the previous steps a message should appear: This change will be applied to all files with ATOM extension. Next, click the Continue button to finalize the process.

Step 4. Verify that the ATOM is not faulty

If you followed the instructions form the previous steps yet the issue is still not solved, you should verify the ATOM file in question. It is probable that the file is corrupted and thus cannot be accessed.

1. Verify that the ATOM in question is not infected with a computer virus

If the file is infected, the malware that resides in the ATOM file hinders attempts to open it. It is advised to scan the system for viruses and malware as soon as possible or use an online antivirus scanner. ATOM file is infected with malware? Follow the steps suggested by your antivirus software.

2. Check whether the file is corrupted or damaged

If the ATOM file was sent to you by someone else, ask this person to resend the file to you. It is possible that the file has not been properly copied to a data storage and is incomplete and therefore cannot be opened. It could happen the the download process of file with ATOM extension was interrupted and the file data is defective. Download the file again from the same source.

3. Ensure that you have appropriate access rights

There is a possibility that the file in question can only be accessed by users with sufficient system privileges. Switch to an account that has required privileges and try opening the Atom Web Feed Format file again.

4. Verify that your device fulfills the requirements to be able to open RssReader

If the system is under havy load, it may not be able to handle the program that you use to open files with ATOM extension. In this case close the other applications.

5. Verify that your operating system and drivers are up to date

Up-to-date system and drivers not only makes your computer more secure, but also may solve problems with Atom Web Feed Format file. It is possible that one of the available system or driver updates may solve the problems with ATOM files affecting older versions of given software.

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