What is a .OL File And How To Open It – Valve (Simple Steps)

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While downloading files, you might have downloaded a file with the .ol extension. 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 .ol file extension and how to open it.

What is a .OL file?

The file extension .OL stands for Valve Hammer Object Layout File. The developer of this file extension is Valve. The file is a 3D images related file.

What to know

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

How to open a .OL file?

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

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

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

1. In the first step you need to download the Valve Hammer Editor software. You will be using this software in order to open the file. You can also use Valve Hammer Editor software.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .OL 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, 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 Valve Hammer Editor software you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Windows.

Still cannot open the .OL file?

If you are still unable to open the .OL file, it might be because you are trying to open the wrong one. There are many similar file extensions that look like the .OL file.ola – Online Access File, .olb – Microsoft, .olb – Cadence Design Systems, .old – Backup File, .olk – Microsoft. You might be trying to open the wrong file, please recheck if you are trying to open the right file extension again.


In this article you have learned how to open the .OL file with the Valve Hammer Editor program on Windows.