What is a .OIF File And How To Open It – OriginLab (Guide)

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Have you came across a file with the .oif 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 we have made this article! You will learn how to open the .oif file extension on various systems, what it is and how to work with it.

What is a .OIF file?

The .OIF file extension is from Origin Import Filter File. It was developed by OriginLab. The file is a settings related file.

What to know

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

How to open a .OIF file?

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

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

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

1. The first step is to download the OriginLab Origin software. You will be using this software in order to open the file. The other software that you can use is OriginLab Origin.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .OIF file

2. The second step is locating 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. In the fourth step, after clicking “Open with”, you should see the OriginLab Origin 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 .OIF file?

If you cannot open the .OIF file, it is entirely possible that you are trying to open the wrong file. The .OIF file extension is similar to other file extensions such as: .ois – OriginLab, .oiv – RAGE Research project, .okt – Oktalyzer Module, .ol – Valve, .ola – Online Access File. 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 .OIF file with the OriginLab Origin program on Windows.