Full format name of files that use OFN extension is MS Office Format New (Other Office Documents). Microsoft Corporation defined the MS Office Format New (Other Office Documents) format standard. OFN files are supported by software applications available for devices running Windows. OFN file format, along with 574 other file formats, belongs to the Document Files category. The software recommended for managing OFN files is Microsoft Office. Software named Microsoft Office was created by Microsoft Corporation. In order to find more detailed information on the software and OFN files, check the developer’s official website.
Below is a table that list programs that support OFN files. Files with OFN 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.
Problems with accessing OFN may be due to various reasons. On the bright side, the most encountered issues pertaining to MS Office Format New (Other Office Documents) 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.
Problems with opening and working with OFN files are most probably having to do with no proper software compatible with OFN files being present on your machine. The solution to this problem is very simple. Download Microsoft Office 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 Microsoft Office installed is by going to developer’s website (Microsoft Corporation) and downloading the software using provided links.
If the problems with opening OFN files still occur even after installing Microsoft Office, it is possible that you have an outdated version of the software. Check the developer’s website whether a newer version of Microsoft Office is available. 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 OFN files are not compatible with Microsoft Office. 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 Office.
After installing Microsoft Office (the most recent version) make sure that it is set as the default application to open OFN files. The process of associating file formats with default application may differ in details depending on platform, but the basic procedure is very similar.
Selecting the first-choice application in Windows
Selecting the first-choice application in Mac OS
If you followed the instructions form the previous steps yet the issue is still not solved, you should verify the OFN file in question. It is probable that the file is corrupted and thus cannot be accessed.
If the OFN is indeed infected, it is possible that the malware is blocking it from opening. Scan the OFN file as well as your computer for malware or viruses. If the OFN file is indeed infected follow the instructions below.
If the OFN file was sent to you by someone else, ask this person to resend the file to you. During the copy process of the file errors may occurred rendering the file incomplete or corrupted. This could be the source of encountered problems with the file. When downloading the file with OFN extension from the internet an error may occurred resulting in incomplete file. Try downloading the file again.
Sometimes in order to access files user need to have administrative privileges. Log in using an administrative account and see If this solves the problem.
The operating systems may note enough free resources to run the application that support OFN files. Close all running programs and try opening the OFN file.
Up-to-date system and drivers not only makes your computer more secure, but also may solve problems with MS Office Format New (Other Office Documents) file. Outdated drivers or software may have caused the inability to use a peripheral device needed to handle OFN files.
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