Did you find or received DOT file and your computer failed to open it? Below we will explain what is DOT file extension and how you can open it.

What is a DOT file ext?

The .DOT file extension identifies Microsoft Office Word templates. Using .DOT templates allows the user to create, say, a sample form or report, layout and then use this to create many other similarly formatted documents.

How to open a DOT file?

In most cases your computer should know what software program should be used to open different file types and extensions like DOT. When you double click on the DOT file format, it should open with appropriate software program. If you downloaded or received DOT files for the first time and your system failed to open it then try free file viewers available on the internet after doing enough research not to fall prey to malware.

How to fix errors with DOT files

Scan the file
Before trying to open DOT files on your Windows make sure that it is safe to do so by running through antivirus scanner.
Update
Unable to open DOT files with the associated software program or see an error than try updating the associated software
Do not
If none of the applications in your Windows were able to open DOT file do not change file extension because by changing file extension you are corrupting the file. In case you already changed the extension you can revert it back to DOT by renaming the file. Incorrect associations are the cause of many DOT file errors.

Finally, if Windows is unable to open file extension DOT you may have registry related errors or may not have the appropriate program installed. We strongly recommend that you run a registry scan.

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