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OBZ File Extension

Compressed 3D Object Format
  • Developer
    Smith Micro
  • Category
  • Popularity
    5 (1 votes)

What is OBZ file?

OBZ filename suffix is mostly used for Compressed 3D Object Format files. Compressed 3D Object Format specification was created by Smith Micro. Files with OBZ extension may be used by programs distributed for Mac OS, Windows platform. OBZ file format, along with 622 other file formats, belongs to the 3D Image Files category. The most popular program for handling OBZ files is Microsoft Binder, but users can choose among 1 different programs that support this file format. Microsoft Binder software was developed by Microsoft Corporation, and on its official website you may find more information about OBZ files or the Microsoft Binder software program.

Programs which support OBZ file extension

The list that follows enumerates programs compatible with OBZ files, divided into 2 categories based on operating system on which they are available. Files with OBZ 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 OBZ file

How to open file with OBZ extension?

Problems with accessing OBZ may be due to various reasons. Fortunately, most common problems with OBZ 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 OBZ files.

Step 1. Get the Microsoft Binder

Install software to open OBZ file Problems with opening and working with OBZ files are most probably having to do with no proper software compatible with OBZ files being present on your machine. This one is an easy one. Select Microsoft Binder or one of the recommended programs (for example, Micro Poser) and download it from appropriate source and install on your system. 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 Microsoft Binder installed is by going to developer’s website (Microsoft Corporation) and downloading the software using provided links.

Step 2. Verify the you have the latest version of Microsoft Binder

Update software that support file extension OBZIf the problems with opening OBZ files still occur even after installing Microsoft Binder, it is possible that you have an outdated version of the software. Check the developer’s website whether a newer version of Microsoft Binder is available. Software developers may implement support for more modern file formats in updated versions of their products. The reason that Microsoft Binder cannot handle files with OBZ 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 Microsoft Binder.

Step 3. Set the default application to open OBZ files to Microsoft Binder

If the issue has not been solved in the previous step, you should associate OBZ files with latest version of Microsoft Binder you have installed on your device. The next step should pose no problems. The procedure is straightforward and largely system-independent

Associate software with OBZ file on Windows

Change the default application in Windows

  • Clicking the OBZ with right mouse button will bring a menu from which you should select the Open with option
  • Click Choose another app and then select More apps option
  • Finally select Look for another app on this PC, point to the folder where Microsoft Binder is installed, check the Always use this app to open OBZ files box and conform your selection by clicking OK button
Associate software with OBZ file on Mac

Change the default application in Mac OS

  • By clicking right mouse button on the selected OBZ 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 Microsoft Binder and click Change for all...
  • Finally, a This change will be applied to all files with OBZ extension message should pop-up. Click Continue button in order to confirm your choice.

Step 4. Verify that the OBZ 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 OBZ file. It is probable that the file is corrupted and thus cannot be accessed.

Check OBZ file for viruses
1. Verify that the OBZ in question is not infected with a computer virus

If the OBZ is indeed infected, it is possible that the malware is blocking it from opening. Scan the OBZ file as well as your computer for malware or viruses. If the OBZ file is indeed infected follow the instructions below.

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

Did you receive the OBZ 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 OBZ 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.

There is a possibility that the file in question can only be accessed by users with sufficient system privileges. Switch to an account that has required privileges and try opening the Compressed 3D Object Format file again.

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

The operating systems may note enough free resources to run the application that support OBZ files. Close all running programs and try opening the OBZ file.

5. Ensure that you have the latest drivers and system updates and patches installed

Latest versions of programs and drivers may help you solve problems with Compressed 3D Object Format files and ensure security of your device and operating system. It may be the case that the OBZ files work properly with updated software that addresses some system bugs.

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