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OBL File Extension

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    Caligari Corporation
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What is OBL file?

OBL is a file extension commonly associated with TrueSpace files. TrueSpace format was developed by Caligari Corporation. OBL files are supported by software applications available for devices running Windows. OBL file belongs to the Misc Files category just like 6033 other filename extensions listed in our database. trueSpace is by far the most used program for working with OBL files. Software named trueSpace was created by Caligari Corporation. In order to find more detailed information on the software and OBL files, check the developer’s official website.

Programs which support OBL file extension

Below is a table that list programs that support OBL files. Files with OBL 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 OBL file

Windows Windows

How to open file with OBL extension?

Problems with accessing OBL may be due to various reasons. On the bright side, the most encountered issues pertaining to TrueSpace files aren’t complex. In most cases they can be addressed swiftly and effectively without assistance from a specialist. The following is a list of guidelines that will help you identify and solve file-related problems.

Step 1. Install trueSpace software

Install software to open OBL file Problems with opening and working with OBL files are most probably having to do with no proper software compatible with OBL files being present on your machine. The solution to this problem is very simple. Download trueSpace and install it on your device. On the top of the page a list that contains all programs grouped based on operating systems supported can be found. The safest method of downloading trueSpace installed is by going to developer’s website (Caligari Corporation) and downloading the software using provided links.

Step 2. Update trueSpace to the latest version

Update software that support file extension OBLIf the problems with opening OBL files still occur even after installing trueSpace, it is possible that you have an outdated version of the software. Check the developer’s website whether a newer version of trueSpace is available. Sometimes software developers introduce new formats in place of that already supports along with newer versions of their applications. The reason that trueSpace cannot handle files with OBL may be that the software is outdated. All of the file formats that were handled just fine by the previous versions of given program should be also possible to open using trueSpace.

Step 3. Associate TrueSpace files with trueSpace

After installing trueSpace (the most recent version) make sure that it is set as the default application to open OBL files. The method is quite simple and varies little across operating systems.

Associate software with OBL file on Windows

The procedure to change the default program in Windows

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

The procedure to change the default program in Mac OS

  • From the drop-down menu, accessed by clicking the file with OBL 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 OBL extension. By clicking Continue you confirm your selection.

Step 4. Verify that the OBL is not faulty

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 OBL file. It is probable that the file is corrupted and thus cannot be accessed.

Check OBL file for viruses
1. The OBL may be infected with malware – make sure to scan it with an antivirus tool.

Should it happed that the OBL is infected with a virus, this may be that cause that prevents you from accessing it. Scan the OBL file as well as your computer for malware or viruses. If the scanner detected that the OBL file is unsafe, proceed as instructed by the antivirus program to neutralize the threat.

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

Did you receive the OBL 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. If the OBL 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.

Some files require elevated access rights to open them. Switch to an account that has required privileges and try opening the TrueSpace file again.

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

If the system is under havy load, it may not be able to handle the program that you use to open files with OBL 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 TrueSpace file. Outdated drivers or software may have caused the inability to use a peripheral device needed to handle OBL files.

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