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OFN File Extension

MS Office Format New (Other Office Documents)
  • Developer
    Microsoft Corporation
  • Category
    Document Files
  • Popularity
    3.2 (4 votes)

What is OFN file?

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.

Programs which support OFN file extension

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.

Programs that support OFN file

How to open file with OFN extension?

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.

Step 1. Get the Microsoft Office

Install software to open OFN file 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.

Step 2. Check the version of Microsoft Office and update if needed

Update software that support file extension OFNIf 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.

Step 3. Set the default application to open OFN files to 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.

Associate software with OFN file on Windows

Selecting the first-choice application in Windows

  • Clicking the OFN 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
  • The last step is to select Look for another app on this PC option supply the directory path to the folder where Microsoft Office is installed. Now all that is left is to confirm your choice by selecting Always use this app to open OFN files and clicking OK.
Associate software with OFN file on Mac

Selecting the first-choice application in Mac OS

  • By clicking right mouse button on the selected OFN file open the file menu and choose Information
  • Open the Open with section by clicking its name
  • 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 OFN extension. By clicking Continue you confirm your selection.

Step 4. Verify that the OFN is not faulty

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.

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

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.

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

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.

3. Verify whether your account has administrative rights

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.

4. Verify that your device fulfills the requirements to be able to open Microsoft Office

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.

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

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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