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Informations about the MOL2 filename extension and the file formats associated with it

We collected the information you should know about the .mol2 filename on this page. If you were sent a(n) .mol2 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.

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.mol2 - Tripos Mol2 Format File

The MOL2 file is a Data file, which is connected to the Tripos Mol2 Format File according to our registry. With the adequate settings, the Tripos Mol2 Format File (.mol2) files can be opened or converted with the help of Open Babel.

Format description:
MOL2 format
Category:
Data
Application:
Open Babel
Mime-type:
application/octet-stream
Magic string:
- / -
Aliases:
-
Related links:
-
Related extensions:
.cif
Crystallographic Information File
.mcif
Macromolecular CIF File
.rxn
MDL Reaction Format Data

Important! Programs other than the ones listed above may also use the .mol2 file extension. Even harmful programs can create files with the .mol2 extension to store data in them. Always be careful with .mol2 files coming from unknown sources. Don’t open executable files that arrived in mails, even if you know the sender.

The .mol2 file can’t be opened on your computer?

If the program necessary for opening the .mol2 file is installed properly on your computer, then the quickest and simplest way to open the .mol2 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 .mol2 file, you may receive an error message from the associated application, this can be caused by the following:

Incorrectly given .mol2 extension

The .mol2 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 .mol2 files.

mol

Maybe you’re not even looking for the .mol2 file extension?

It’s possible the the file’s extension was given incorrectly. Below, we list some filename extensions that are similar to the .mol2 extension. It’s possible that the one you’re looking for is among them.

.mol
Music Module List
.mol
MDL Molecule File

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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