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

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Introduction

Have you came across a file with the .ftn 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. That’s why you are here! We have made this guide for you to learn more about the .ftn file extension and how to open it.

What is a .FTN file?

The file extension .FTN is Fortran Source Code File. This file belongs to the text format and it is a development related file.

What to know

There are currently 2 software that can open the .ftn file on 3 platforms.

How to open a .FTN file?

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

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

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

1. In the first step you need to download the Photran software. You will be using this software in order to open the file.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .FTN 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 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”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Windows.

How to open a .FTN file on Mac

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

1. The first step is to download the Apple Xcode and Photran software. This software will be used for opening the file.

Step 2

Step 2: Finding your .FTN 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. After choosing the “Open with” option, you will have an option to choose the Apple Xcode software you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Mac.

How to open a .FTN file on Linux

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

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

Step 2

Step 2: Locate the .FTN 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. In the fourth step, after clicking “Open with”, you should see the Photran software that you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Linux.

Still cannot open the .FTN file?

If you cannot open the .FTN file, it is entirely possible that you are trying to open the wrong file. There are many similar file extensions that look like the .FTN file.ftn – Flowton. 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 .FTN file with the Photran program on Windows, Apple Xcode, Photran programs on Mac and Photran software on Linux.