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FORM File Extension

Java Form
  • Developer
    Oracle Corporation
  • Category
  • Popularity
    3.5 (2 votes)

What is FORM file?

FORM is a file extension commonly associated with Java Form files. Java Form specification was created by Oracle Corporation. Files with FORM extension may be used by programs distributed for Windows platform. FORM file belongs to the Developer Files category just like 1205 other filename extensions listed in our database. NetBeans supports FORM files and is the most frequently used program to handle such files, yet 1 other tools may also be used. On the official website of Oracle Corporation developer not only will you find detailed information about theNetBeans software, but also about FORM and other supported file formats.

Programs which support FORM file extension

Programs that can handle FORM files are as follows. Files with FORM suffix can be copied to any mobile device or system platform, but it may not be possible to open them properly on target system.

Programs that support FORM file

How to open file with FORM extension?

Being unable to open files with FORM extension can be have various origins. What is important, all common issues related to files with FORM 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. Get the NetBeans

Install software to open FORM file Problems with opening and working with FORM files are most probably having to do with no proper software compatible with FORM files being present on your machine. The most obvious solution is to download and install NetBeans or one to the listed programs: Java. On the top of the page a list that contains all programs grouped based on operating systems supported can be found. One of the most risk-free method of downloading software is using links provided by official distributors. Visit NetBeans website and download the installer.

Step 2. Verify the you have the latest version of NetBeans

Update software that support file extension FORMYou still cannot access FORM files although NetBeans is installed on your system? Make sure that the software is up to date. Sometimes software developers introduce new formats in place of that already supports along with newer versions of their applications. If you have an older version of NetBeans installed, it may not support FORM format. The latest version of NetBeans should support all file formats that where compatible with older versions of the software.

Step 3. Associate Java Form files with NetBeans

If you have the latest version of NetBeans installed and the problem persists, select it as the default program to be used to manage FORM on your device. The process of associating file formats with default application may differ in details depending on platform, but the basic procedure is very similar.

Associate software with FORM file on Windows

Selecting the first-choice application in Windows

  • Clicking the FORM with right mouse button will bring a menu from which you should select the Open with option
  • Select Choose another app → More apps
  • To finalize the process, select Look for another app on this PC entry and using the file explorer select the NetBeans installation folder. Confirm by checking Always use this app to open FORM files box and clicking OK button.
Associate software with FORM file on Mac

Selecting the first-choice application in Mac OS

  • From the drop-down menu, accessed by clicking the file with FORM extension, select Information
  • Proceed to the Open with section. If its closed, click the title to access available options
  • From the list choose the appropriate program and confirm by clicking Change for all....
  • A message window should appear informing that This change will be applied to all files with FORM extension. By clicking Continue you confirm your selection.

Step 4. Check the FORM for errors

You closely followed the steps listed in points 1-3, but the problem is still present? You should check whether the file is a proper FORM file. Problems with opening the file may arise due to various reasons.

Check FORM file for viruses
1. Check the FORM file for viruses or malware

If the file is infected, the malware that resides in the FORM 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. If the scanner detected that the FORM file is unsafe, proceed as instructed by the antivirus program to neutralize the threat.

2. Ensure the file with FORM extension is complete and error-free

If you obtained the problematic FORM file from a third party, ask them to supply you with another copy. 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 FORM 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

Sometimes in order to access files user need to have administrative privileges. Log in using an administrative account and see If this solves the problem.

4. Check whether your system can handle NetBeans

If the systems has insufficient resources to open FORM files, try closing all currently running applications and try again.

5. Check if you have the latest updates to the operating system and drivers

Regularly updated system, drivers, and programs keep your computer secure. This may also prevent problems with Java Form files. It is possible that one of the available system or driver updates may solve the problems with FORM files affecting older versions of given software.

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