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OPTS File Extension

Linux Configuration Options Format

What is OPTS file?

OPTS is a file extension commonly associated with Linux Configuration Options Format files. Files with OPTS extension may be used by programs distributed for Linux platform. OPTS file belongs to the Settings Files category just like 1305 other filename extensions listed in our database. The most popular program for handling OPTS files is Vi, but users can choose among 2 different programs that support this file format.

Programs which support OPTS file extension

Programs that can handle OPTS files are as follows. Files with OPTS suffix can be copied to any mobile device or system platform, but it may not be possible to open them properly on target system.

Programs that support OPTS file

How to open file with OPTS extension?

Being unable to open files with OPTS extension can be have various origins. Fortunately, most common problems with OPTS files can be solved without in-depth IT knowledge, and most importantly, in a matter of minutes. The list below will guide you through the process of addressing the encountered problem.

Step 1. Download and install Vi

Install software to open OPTS file The most common reason for such problems is the lack of proper applications that supports OPTS files installed on the system. This one is an easy one. Select Vi or one of the recommended programs (for example, Pico, Linux operating systems) and download it from appropriate source and install on your system. The full list of programs grouped by operating systems can be found above. The safest method of downloading Vi installed is by going to developer’s website () and downloading the software using provided links.

Step 2. Check the version of Vi and update if needed

Update software that support file extension OPTSYou still cannot access OPTS files although Vi is installed on your system? Make sure that the software is up to date. Software developers may implement support for more modern file formats in updated versions of their products. The reason that Vi cannot handle files with OPTS may be that the software is outdated. The most recent version of Vi is backward compatible and can handle file formats supported by older versions of the software.

Step 3. Assign Vi to OPTS files

After installing Vi (the most recent version) make sure that it is set as the default application to open OPTS files. The next step should pose no problems. The procedure is straightforward and largely system-independent

Associate software with OPTS file on Windows

The procedure to change the default program in Windows

  • Clicking the OPTS with right mouse button will bring a menu from which you should select the Open with option
  • 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 Vi is installed. Now all that is left is to confirm your choice by selecting Always use this app to open OPTS files and clicking OK.
Associate software with OPTS file on Mac

The procedure to change the default program in Mac OS

  • By clicking right mouse button on the selected OPTS file open the file menu and choose 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 OPTS extension. By clicking Continue you confirm your selection.

Step 4. Check the OPTS for errors

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 OPTS file. Being unable to access the file can be related to various issues.

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

If the file is infected, the malware that resides in the OPTS file hinders attempts to open it. Immediately scan the file using an antivirus tool or scan the whole system to ensure the whole system is safe. If the scanner detected that the OPTS file is unsafe, proceed as instructed by the antivirus program to neutralize the threat.

2. Ensure the file with OPTS extension is complete and error-free

If the OPTS file was sent to you by someone else, ask this person to resend the file to you. It is possible that the file has not been properly copied to a data storage and is incomplete and therefore cannot be opened. When downloading the file with OPTS extension from the internet an error may occurred resulting in incomplete file. Try downloading the file again.

3. Ensure that you have appropriate access rights

Sometimes in order to access files user need to have administrative privileges. Switch to an account that has required privileges and try opening the Linux Configuration Options Format file again.

4. Check whether your system can handle Vi

If the systems has insufficient resources to open OPTS files, try closing all currently running applications and try again.

5. Check if you have the latest updates to the operating system and drivers

Latest versions of programs and drivers may help you solve problems with Linux Configuration Options Format files and ensure security of your device and operating system. Outdated drivers or software may have caused the inability to use a peripheral device needed to handle OPTS files.

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