INVENTOR File Extension

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SGI Open Inventor
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What is INVENTOR file?

Full format name of files that use INVENTOR extension is SGI Open Inventor. SGI Open Inventor format was developed by SGI. INVENTOR file format is compatible with software that can be installed on Linux system platform. INVENTOR file format, along with 4328 other file formats, belongs to the Misc Files category. The software recommended for managing INVENTOR files is Open Inventor. Open Inventor software was developed by Silicon Graphics International, and on its official website you may find more information about INVENTOR files or the Open Inventor software program.

Programs which support INVENTOR file extension

The following listing features INVENTOR-compatible programs. Files with INVENTOR 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.

Programs that support INVENTOR file

How to open file with INVENTOR extension?

Being unable to open files with INVENTOR extension can be have various origins. Fortunately, most common problems with INVENTOR files can be solved without in-depth IT knowledge, and most importantly, in a matter of minutes. We have prepared a listing of which will help you resolve your problems with INVENTOR files.

Step 1. Install Open Inventor software

Problems with opening and working with INVENTOR files are most probably having to do with no proper software compatible with INVENTOR files being present on your machine. To address this issue, go to the Open Inventor developer website, download the tool, and install it. It is that easy On the top of the page a list that contains all programs grouped based on operating systems supported can be found. If you want to download Open Inventor installer in the most secured manner, we suggest you visit Silicon Graphics International website and download from their official repositories.

Step 2. Verify the you have the latest version of Open Inventor

If the problems with opening INVENTOR files still occur even after installing Open Inventor, it is possible that you have an outdated version of the software. Check the developer’s website whether a newer version of Open Inventor is available. It may also happen that software creators by updating their applications add compatibility with other, newer file formats. This can be one of the causes why INVENTOR files are not compatible with Open Inventor. All of the file formats that were handled just fine by the previous versions of given program should be also possible to open using Open Inventor.

Step 3. Assign Open Inventor to INVENTOR files

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

Change the default application in Windows

  • Choose the Open with entry from the file menu accessed by right-mouse clicking on the INVENTOR file
  • Click Choose another app and then select More apps option
  • The last step is to select Look for another app on this PC option supply the directory path to the folder where Open Inventor is installed. Now all that is left is to confirm your choice by selecting Always use this app to open INVENTOR files and clicking OK.

Change the default application in Mac OS

  • Right-click the INVENTOR file and select Information
  • Find the Open with option – click the title if its hidden
  • From the list choose the appropriate program and confirm by clicking Change for all....
  • Finally, a This change will be applied to all files with INVENTOR extension message should pop-up. Click Continue button in order to confirm your choice.

Step 4. Check the INVENTOR for errors

Should the problem still occur after following steps 1-3, check if the INVENTOR file is valid. It is probable that the file is corrupted and thus cannot be accessed.

1. The INVENTOR may be infected with malware – make sure to scan it with an antivirus tool.

If the INVENTOR is indeed infected, it is possible that the malware is blocking it from opening. Immediately scan the file using an antivirus tool or scan the whole system to ensure the whole system is safe. INVENTOR file is infected with malware? Follow the steps suggested by your antivirus software.

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

Did you receive the INVENTOR file in question from a different person? Ask him/her to send it one more time. The file might have been copied erroneously and the data lost integrity, which precludes from accessing the file. It could happen the the download process of file with INVENTOR extension was interrupted and the file data is defective. Download the file again from the same source.

3. Check if the user that you are logged as has administrative privileges.

Sometimes in order to access files user need to have administrative privileges. Switch to an account that has required privileges and try opening the SGI Open Inventor file again.

4. Make sure that the system has sufficient resources to run Open Inventor

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

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 SGI Open Inventor file. Outdated drivers or software may have caused the inability to use a peripheral device needed to handle INVENTOR files.

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