The .ORIG extension comes about when a user tries to create a backup of a file on their system. The user then stores the backup or the duplicate as the normal file while keeping the original file with the extension of “.orig” to know it is the original one. It is usually good practice to ensure the right kind of naming system is followed in order to recall the actual extension of the file being duplicated. Both Windows and Mac operating systems have the ability to open .orig files with the application that created it. However, if the application is not available, the user may face some obstacles in opening the file.
The following list contains programs grouped by 2 operating systems that support ORIG files. Files with ORIG 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 ORIG may be due to various reasons. What is important, all common issues related to files with ORIG extension can be resolved by the users themselves. The process is quick and doesn’t involve an IT expert. We have prepared a listing of which will help you resolve your problems with ORIG files.
The main and most frequent cause precluding users form opening ORIG files is that no program that can handle ORIG files is installed on user’s system. The solution to this problem is very simple. Download Program that created the file 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. One of the most risk-free method of downloading software is using links provided by official distributors. Visit Program that created the file website and download the installer.
If the problems with opening ORIG files still occur even after installing Program that created the file, it is possible that you have an outdated version of the software. Check the developer’s website whether a newer version of Program that created the file is available. Software developers may implement support for more modern file formats in updated versions of their products. If you have an older version of Program that created the file installed, it may not support ORIG format. All of the file formats that were handled just fine by the previous versions of given program should be also possible to open using Program that created the file.
If you have the latest version of Program that created the file installed and the problem persists, select it as the default program to be used to manage ORIG on your device. The process of associating file formats with default application may differ in details depending on platform, but the basic procedure is very similar.
The procedure to change the default program in Windows
The procedure to change the default program in Mac OS
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 ORIG file. It is probable that the file is corrupted and thus cannot be accessed.
If the file is infected, the malware that resides in the ORIG 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 ORIG file is unsafe, proceed as instructed by the antivirus program to neutralize the threat.
If you obtained the problematic ORIG file from a third party, ask them to supply you with another copy. The file might have been copied erroneously and the data lost integrity, which precludes from accessing the file. If the ORIG file has been downloaded from the internet only partially, try to redownload it.
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 Original Format file again.
The operating systems may note enough free resources to run the application that support ORIG files. Close all running programs and try opening the ORIG file.
Regularly updated system, drivers, and programs keep your computer secure. This may also prevent problems with Original Format files. Outdated drivers or software may have caused the inability to use a peripheral device needed to handle ORIG files.
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