What is a .OFT File And How To Open It – Microsoft (Simple Steps)

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Have you downloaded a file with .oft extension, but you have never seen this extension before? Perhaps you know what the file is, but you simply don’t know how to open it. Thanks to this easy guide you will be able to find out what .oft file extension is, how to open it and how to work with it.

What is a .OFT file?

The file extension .OFT is Outlook File Template. The development of this file was done by Microsoft. The file is a data related file.

What to know

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

How to open a .OFT file?

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

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

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

1. The first step is to download the Microsoft Outlook 365 software. You will be using this software in order to open the file. Other software that can be used in opening this file is: Microsoft Outlook 365.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .OFT 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 Microsoft Outlook 365 software that you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Windows.

Still cannot open the .OFT file?

If you are still unable to open the .OFT file, it might be because you are trying to open the wrong one. The .OFT file extension is similar to other file extensions such as: .ofx – Open Financial Exchange File, .oga – Xiph.Org, .ogf – GSC Game World, .ogg – Xiph.Org, .ogg – OriginLab. 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 .OFT file with the Microsoft Outlook 365 program on Windows.