KODI File Extension

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Kodi Update Data Format

What is KODI file?

KODI is a file extension commonly associated with Kodi Update Data Format files. KODI files are supported by software applications available for devices running Linux, Mac OS, Windows. KODI file format, along with 5072 other file formats, belongs to the Misc Files category. The most popular program for handling KODI files is Kodi (XBMC), but users can choose among 2 different programs that support this file format. Software named Kodi (XBMC) was created by XBMC. In order to find more detailed information on the software and KODI files, check the developer’s official website.

Programs which support KODI file extension

The following list contains programs grouped by 3 operating systems that support KODI files. Files with KODI 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 KODI file

Updated: 07/11/2020

How to open file with KODI extension?

Being unable to open files with KODI extension can be have various origins. What is important, all common issues related to files with KODI extension can be resolved by the users themselves. The process is quick and doesn’t involve an IT expert. The following is a list of guidelines that will help you identify and solve file-related problems.

Step 1. Install Kodi (XBMC) software

Install software to open KODI file The most common reason for such problems is the lack of proper applications that supports KODI files installed on the system. The solution to this problem is very simple. Download Kodi (XBMC) and install it on your device. Above you will find a complete listing of programs that support KODI 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 Kodi (XBMC) website and download the installer.

Step 2. Check the version of Kodi (XBMC) and update if needed

Update software that support file extension KODIIf you already have Kodi (XBMC) installed on your systems and KODI 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. This can be one of the causes why KODI files are not compatible with Kodi (XBMC). All of the file formats that were handled just fine by the previous versions of given program should be also possible to open using Kodi (XBMC).

Step 3. Assign Kodi (XBMC) to KODI files

If you have the latest version of Kodi (XBMC) installed and the problem persists, select it as the default program to be used to manage KODI on your device. The next step should pose no problems. The procedure is straightforward and largely system-independent

Associate software with KODI file on Windows

The procedure to change the default program in Windows

  • Right-click the KODI file and choose Open with option
  • Click Choose another app and then select More apps option
  • To finalize the process, select Look for another app on this PC entry and using the file explorer select the Kodi (XBMC) installation folder. Confirm by checking Always use this app to open KODI files box and clicking OK button.
Associate software with KODI file on Mac

The procedure to change the default program in Mac OS

  • By clicking right mouse button on the selected KODI file open the file menu and choose Information
  • Proceed to the Open with section. If its closed, click the title to access available options
  • Select the appropriate software and save your settings by clicking Change all
  • A message window should appear informing that This change will be applied to all files with KODI extension. By clicking Continue you confirm your selection.

Step 4. Check the KODI for errors

If you followed the instructions form the previous steps yet the issue is still not solved, you should verify the KODI file in question. Being unable to access the file can be related to various issues.

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

If the KODI is indeed infected, it is possible that the malware is blocking it from opening. It is advised to scan the system for viruses and malware as soon as possible or use an online antivirus scanner. KODI file is infected with malware? Follow the steps suggested by your antivirus software.

2. Verify that the KODI file’s structure is intact

If you obtained the problematic KODI 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. If the KODI file has been downloaded from the internet only partially, try to redownload it.

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 Kodi Update Data Format file again.

4. Check whether your system can handle Kodi (XBMC)

If the systems has insufficient resources to open KODI 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 Kodi Update Data Format files. It is possible that one of the available system or driver updates may solve the problems with KODI files affecting older versions of given software.

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