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Informations about the DOT filename extension and the file formats associated with it

We collected the information you should know about the .dot filename on this page. If you were sent a(n) .dot file in an e-mail, but you don’t know what to do with it, then you can find help here. We strive to suggest free, open-source applications that are available to everyone for the file formats.

2 filename extension(s) are in our database

.dot - Microsoft Word Document Template

The DOT file is a Document file, which is connected to the Microsoft Word Document Template according to our registry. With the adequate settings, the Microsoft Word Document Template (.dot) files can be opened or converted with the help of Microsoft Word.

Format description:
DOT format description not yet available
Microsoft Word
Magic string:
- / -
Related links:
Related extensions:
Microsoft Word AutoRecovery File
Microsoft Document Converter
Microsoft Word Document
Pocket Word Document
Rich Text Format Document
Microsoft Word Backup

.dot - Ribbons Dot Definition

The DOT file is a Data file, which is connected to the Ribbons Dot Definition according to our registry. With the adequate settings, the Ribbons Dot Definition (.dot) files can be opened or converted with the help of Ribbons.

Format description:
DOT format
Magic string:
- / -
Related links:
Related extensions:
Ribbons Atoms Definition
Ribbons Bonds Definition
Ribbons Color Mapping
Ribbons Cylinder Definition
Ribbons Model Definition
Ribbons Orientation File

Important! Programs other than the ones listed above may also use the .dot file extension. Even harmful programs can create files with the .dot extension to store data in them. Always be careful with .dot files coming from unknown sources. Don’t open executable files that arrived in mails, even if you know the sender.

The .dot file can’t be opened on your computer?

If the program necessary for opening the .dot file is installed properly on your computer, then the quickest and simplest way to open the .dot file is to double-click on the file’s name. If that doesn’t work, then the right software probably isn’t installed on your computer.

While opening the .dot file, you may receive an error message from the associated application, this can be caused by the following:

Incorrectly given .dot extension

The .dot filename extension can be given incorrectly sometimes. The cause of the error could be a mistake or a simple typo. We found the following incorrectly given filename extensions that are the most frequent in the case of .dot files.

wot, dit, rot, odt, eot, dt, dor, dog, do, xot, dkt, sot, ot, fot, dto

Maybe you’re not even looking for the .dot file extension?

It’s possible the the file’s extension was given incorrectly. Below, we list some filename extensions that are similar to the .dot extension. It’s possible that the one you’re looking for is among them.

Windows 2000 Active Directory Data Store
Adventure SOS Walkthrough Source
InfoZoom Template
Proben1 Dataset
DELTA Binary Dataset File
Web of Trust Data

Associated applications

The Windows operating system stores information about the applications associated to the file extensions in the registry database. The associations can be queried or modified in the Command Prompt window with the "assoc" command.

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