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

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

1 filename extension(s) are in our database

.oil - Open Image Library Image

The OIL file is a Graphic file, which is connected to the Open Image Library Image according to our registry. With the adequate settings, the Open Image Library Image (.oil) files can be opened or converted with the help of DevIL.

Format description:
OIL format
Magic string:
- / -
Related links:
Related extensions:
LView Pro Multi Layer Image
Ulead PhotoExpress 4 Image
LightScribe Image File
Spectrum 512 Smooshed Image
JBIG Bitmap Image
Maxwell Render Image

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

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

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

Incorrectly given .oil extension

The .oil 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 .oil files.

iil, pil, il, ol

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

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

Norton CleanSweep Installation Log
Cadence SKILL File
IL Source Code
Valve Hammer Object Layout
PTC Creo Model File
Python Image Library Font

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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