OBI is a file extension commonly associated with Outlook RSS Subscription Format files. Outlook RSS Subscription Format format was developed by Microsoft. OBI file format is compatible with software that can be installed on Windows system platform. OBI file format, along with 1290 other file formats, belongs to the Settings Files category. The most popular program for handling OBI files is Microsoft Outlook, but users can choose among 1 different programs that support this file format. On the official website of Microsoft Corporation developer not only will you find detailed information about theMicrosoft Outlook software, but also about OBI and other supported file formats.
Below is a table that list programs that support OBI files. OBI files can be encountered on all system platforms, including mobile, yet there is no guarantee each will properly support such files.
There can be multiple causes why you have problems with opening OBI files on given system. On the bright side, the most encountered issues pertaining to Outlook RSS Subscription Format files aren’t complex. In most cases they can be addressed swiftly and effectively without assistance from a specialist. The list below will guide you through the process of addressing the encountered problem.
The most common reason for such problems is the lack of proper applications that supports OBI files installed on the system. This one is an easy one. Select Microsoft Outlook or one of the recommended programs (for example, Microsoft Office) and download it from appropriate source and install on your system. The full list of programs grouped by operating systems can be found above. If you want to download Microsoft Outlook installer in the most secured manner, we suggest you visit Microsoft Corporation website and download from their official repositories.
If you already have Microsoft Outlook installed on your systems and OBI files are still not opened properly, check if you have the latest version of the software. It may also happen that software creators by updating their applications add compatibility with other, newer file formats. The reason that Microsoft Outlook cannot handle files with OBI may be that the software is outdated. The latest version of Microsoft Outlook should support all file formats that where compatible with older versions of the software.
After installing Microsoft Outlook (the most recent version) make sure that it is set as the default application to open OBI files. The method is quite simple and varies little across operating systems.
The procedure to change the default program in Windows
The procedure to change the default program in Mac OS
If you followed the instructions form the previous steps yet the issue is still not solved, you should verify the OBI file in question. Being unable to access the file can be related to various issues.
If the OBI is indeed infected, it is possible that the malware is blocking it from opening. Scan the OBI file as well as your computer for malware or viruses. If the scanner detected that the OBI file is unsafe, proceed as instructed by the antivirus program to neutralize the threat.
If you obtained the problematic OBI file from a third party, ask them to supply you with another copy. 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 OBI extension was interrupted and the file data is defective. Download the file again from the same source.
Some files require elevated access rights to open them. Switch to an account that has required privileges and try opening the Outlook RSS Subscription Format file again.
If the system is under havy load, it may not be able to handle the program that you use to open files with OBI extension. In this case close the other applications.
Latest versions of programs and drivers may help you solve problems with Outlook RSS Subscription Format files and ensure security of your device and operating system. It is possible that one of the available system or driver updates may solve the problems with OBI files affecting older versions of given software.
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