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

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Introduction

Have you came across a file with the .for extension and you don’t know what it is? It is possible that you know what the file does, but you are unsure on how to open it. In this article we will explain what .for file extension is, how to open it and how to work with it.

What is a .FOR file?

The file extension .FOR is Fortran 77 Source File. The format of this file is text, and it is a development related file.

What to know

There are currently 3 software that can open the .for file on 3 platforms.

How to open a .FOR file?

Below you can find an easy to understand, step-by-step guide to open the .FOR file on your operating system/device.

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

To open the .for file on Windows, please follow these 4 easy steps.

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

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .FOR 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 right click on your file and choose “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 Photran software you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Windows.

How to open a .FOR file on Mac

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

1. The first step is to download the Photran software. You will be using this software in order to open the file. The other software that you can use is Apple Xcode, MacroMates TextMate and Photran.

Step 2

Step 2: Finding your .FOR 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 Photran software that you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Mac.

How to open a .FOR file on Linux

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

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

Step 2

Step 2: Locate the .FOR 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 Photran software you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Linux.

Still cannot open the .FOR file?

If you cannot open the .FOR file, it is entirely possible that you are trying to open the wrong file. There are many similar file extensions that look like the .FOR file.forge – Ubisoft, .form – Oracle, .form – Formlabs, .forth – Forth Language File, .fos – Bethesda Softworks. 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 .FOR file with the Photran program on Windows, Photran, Apple Xcode, MacroMates TextMate programs on Mac and Photran software on Linux.