What is a .FOMOD File And How To Open It (Visual Guide)


Have you came across a file with the .fomod extension, but it is a file you have never seen before? You most likely know what the file is, but you might be unsure on how to open it. In this article we will explain what .fomod file extension is, how to open it and how to work with it.

What is a .FOMOD file?

The file extension .FOMOD is Fallout Mod Archive. The format of this game related file is zip.

What to know

There are currently 2 software that can open the .fomod file on 1 platform.

How to open a .FOMOD file?

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

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

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

1. The first step is to download the Nexus Mod Manager software. This software will be used for opening the file. The other software that you can use is Fallout mod manager and Nexus Mod Manager.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .FOMOD 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. After choosing the “Open with” option, you will have an option to choose the Nexus Mod Manager software you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Windows.

Still cannot open the .FOMOD file?

If you are still unable to open the .FOMOD file, it might be because you are trying to open the wrong one. There are many similar file extensions that look like the .FOMOD file.fon – Microsoft, .fop – humanIT, .for – Fortran 77 Source File, .forge – Ubisoft, .form – Oracle. You might be trying to open one of them. Please recheck the file extension again.


In this article you have learned how to open the .FOMOD file with the Nexus Mod Manager, Fallout mod manager programs on Windows.