What is a .FME File And How To Open It – Safe Software

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Have you came across a file with the .fme extension and you don’t know what it is? Perhaps you know what the file is, but you simply don’t know how to open it. Don’t worry! This article explains everything about the .fme file extension, how to open and work with it on various systems.

What is a .FME file?

The file extension .FME stands for FME Mapping File. This file extension was developed by Safe Software. This file belongs to the text format and it is a GIS software file.

What to know

There is currently 1 software that can open the .fme file on 1 platform.

How to open a .FME file?

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

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

The .fme file can be opened in 4 steps on Windows.

1. The first step is to download the Safe Software FME Desktop software. This software will be used for opening the file. Other software that can be used in opening this file is: Safe Software FME Desktop.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .FME file

2. In the second step you need to locate 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 right click on your file and choose “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 Safe Software FME Desktop software that you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Windows.

Still cannot open the .FME file?

If you cannot open the .FME file, it is entirely possible that you are trying to open the wrong file. There are many similar file extensions that look like the .FME file.fmelic – Safe Software, .fmi – Safe Software, .fml – THQ, .fmod – Adobe Systems, .fmp – Autodesk. You might be trying to open the wrong file, please recheck if you are trying to open the right file extension again.


In this article you have learned how to open the .FME file with the Safe Software FME Desktop program on Windows.