What is a .DOL File And How To Open It – Nintendo

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Introduction

Have you came across a file with the .dol extension, but it is a file you have never seen before? It is possible that you know what the file does, but you are unsure on how to open it. Fear not, in this article we will show you how to easily open the .dol file in few simple steps on various systems.

What is a .DOL file?

The .DOL file extension stands for GameCube Executable File. The creator of this file extension is Nintendo. This game related file is in binary format.

What to know

There is currently 1 software that can open the .dol file on 3 platforms.

How to open a .DOL file?

In this part of the article we will show you how to open the .DOL file on various operating systems.

How to open a .DOL file on Windows (7, 8, 10)

We have written below an easy-to-understand guide on how to open the .dol file on Windows in 4 easy steps.

1. In the first step you need to download the Dolphin software. This software will be used for opening the file.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .DOL file

2. The second step is locating the downloaded file. If you don’t remember where you have downloaded your file to, you should check your /download/ folder as it usually gets automatically saved there.

Step 3

Step 3: Choose “Open with”

3. In the third step, after locating your file, right click on it and click “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Choose the software and click ok

4. In the fourth step, after clicking “Open with”, you should see the Dolphin software that you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Windows.

How to open a .DOL file on Mac

To open the .dol file on Mac, please follow these 4 easy steps.

1. The first step is to download the Dolphin software. You will be using this software in order to open the file. You can also use Dolphin software.

Step 2

Step 2: Finding your .DOL file

2. The second step is locating the downloaded file. If you don’t remember where you have downloaded your file to, you should check your /download/ folder as it usually gets automatically saved there.

Step 3

Step 3: Clicking “Open with”

3. In the third step right click on your file and choose “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Choosing the software to open your file

4. In the fourth step, after clicking “Open with”, you should see the Dolphin software that you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Mac.

How to open a .DOL file on Linux

Below you can see a visual guide on how to open the .dol file on Linux in 4 easy steps.

1. In the first step you need to download the Dolphin software. This software will be used for opening the file. The other software that you can use is Dolphin.

Step 2

Step 2: Locate the .DOL file

2. In the second step you need to locate the downloaded file. The file can be usually found in your /download/ folder if you don’t remember where you have downloaded it to.

Step 3

Step 3: Hover over the “Open with” button

3. In the third step, after locating your file, right click on it and click “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Open the file choosing the software

4. After choosing the “Open with” option, you will have an option to choose the Dolphin software you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Linux.

Still cannot open the .DOL file?

If you are still unable to open the .DOL file, it might be because you are trying to open the wrong one. The .DOL file extension is similar to other file extensions such as: .dolphinview – Dolphin, .done – Marker File, .dot – Microsoft, .dot – AT&T;, .dothtml – Microsoft. You might be trying to open one of them. Please recheck the file extension again.

Conclusion

In this article you have learned how to open the .DOL file with the Dolphin program on Windows, Dolphin program on Mac and Dolphin software on Linux.