What is a .FIG File And How To Open It – The MathWorks (Easy Steps)

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Introduction

Have you downloaded a file with .fig extension, but you have never seen this extension before? It is important to know how to open this file – in order to be able to work with it. Thanks to this easy guide you will be able to find out what .fig file extension is, how to open it and how to work with it.

What is a .FIG file?

The file extension .FIG is from MATLAB Figure File.This file extension was developed by The MathWorks. The file is a data related file.

What to know

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

How to open a .FIG file?

Below we have written a comprehensive guide on how to open the .FIG file on various operating systems.

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

There are 4 simple steps to open the .fig file on Windows.

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

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .FIG 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: 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 The MathWorks MATLAB software that you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Windows.

How to open a .FIG file on Mac

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

1. The first step is to download the The MathWorks MATLAB software. You will be using this software in order to open the file. The other software that you can use is The MathWorks MATLAB.

Step 2

Step 2: Finding your .FIG 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: Clicking “Open with”

3. In the third step, after locating your file, right click on it and click “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 The MathWorks MATLAB software that you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Mac.

How to open a .FIG file on Linux

The .fig file can be opened in 4 steps on Linux.

1. In the first step you need to download the The MathWorks MATLAB software. This software will be used for opening the file. You can also use The MathWorks MATLAB software.

Step 2

Step 2: Locate the .FIG 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: Hover over the “Open with” button

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

Step 4

Step 4: Open the file choosing the software

4. In the fourth step, after clicking “Open with”, you should see the The MathWorks MATLAB software that you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Linux.

Still cannot open the .FIG file?

If you are still unable to open the .FIG file, it might be because you are trying to open the wrong one. The .FIG file extension is similar to other file extensions such as: .fig – Xfig, .fig – Autodesk. You might be trying to open the wrong file, please recheck if you are trying to open the right file extension again.

Conclusion

In this article you have learned how to open the .FIG file with the The MathWorks MATLAB program on Windows, The MathWorks MATLAB program on Mac and The MathWorks MATLAB software on Linux.