VRML File Extension

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VRML Format
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What is VRML file?

VRML filename suffix is mostly used for VRML Format files. Files with VRML extension may be used by programs distributed for Linux, Mac OS, Windows platform. VRML file format, along with 303 other file formats, belongs to the Web Files category. FreeWRL supports VRML files and is the most frequently used program to handle such files, yet 5 other tools may also be used. Software named FreeWRL was created by SourceForge.net. In order to find more detailed information on the software and VRML files, check the developer’s official website.

Programs which support VRML file extension

The list that follows enumerates programs compatible with VRML files, divided into 3 categories based on operating system on which they are available. Files with VRML 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 VRML file

How to open file with VRML extension?

Being unable to open files with VRML extension can be have various origins. Fortunately, most common problems with VRML files can be solved without in-depth IT knowledge, and most importantly, in a matter of minutes. The following is a list of guidelines that will help you identify and solve file-related problems.

Step 1. Get the FreeWRL

Problems with opening and working with VRML files are most probably having to do with no proper software compatible with VRML files being present on your machine. This issue can be addressed by downloading and installing FreeWRL or different compatible program, such as OpenVRML, 3D Object Converter, Creo Parametric. Above you will find a complete listing of programs that support VRML files, classified according to system platforms for which they are available. If you want to download FreeWRL installer in the most secured manner, we suggest you visit SourceForge.net website and download from their official repositories.

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

You still cannot access VRML files although FreeWRL 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. If you have an older version of FreeWRL installed, it may not support VRML 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 FreeWRL.

Step 3. Set the default application to open VRML files to FreeWRL

If you have the latest version of FreeWRL installed and the problem persists, select it as the default program to be used to manage VRML on your device. The method is quite simple and varies little across operating systems.

Change the default application in Windows

  • Right-click the VRML file and choose Open with option
  • Select Choose another app → More apps
  • Finally select Look for another app on this PC, point to the folder where FreeWRL is installed, check the Always use this app to open VRML files box and conform your selection by clicking OK button

Change the default application in Mac OS

  • Right-click the VRML file and select Information
  • Find the Open with option – click the title if its hidden
  • 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 VRML extension. By clicking Continue you confirm your selection.

Step 4. Check the VRML 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 VRML file. Problems with opening the file may arise due to various reasons.

1. Check the VRML file for viruses or malware

If the VRML is indeed infected, it is possible that the malware is blocking it from opening. 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 VRML file is unsafe, proceed as instructed by the antivirus program to neutralize the threat.

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

Did you receive the VRML file in question from a different person? Ask him/her to send it one more time. It is possible that the file has not been properly copied to a data storage and is incomplete and therefore cannot be opened. It could happen the the download process of file with VRML 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 VRML Format file again.

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

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

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 VRML Format file. It is possible that one of the available system or driver updates may solve the problems with VRML files affecting older versions of given software.

Conversion of a VRML file

File Conversions from VRML extension to a different format
File conversions from other format to VRML file
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