How to open EXP file extension?

The author of advice: Mr Brankiewicz

EXP files are incessantly popular. However, a file name containing EXP file extension is problematic for some of the users. They have problems with correct opening of a file with EXP extension. However, it should be remembered that EXP file extension can match one or more types of files. The most popular is CATIA Export Format but if there are others, you will find information concerning them below.

So, it is worth looking close at the problem concerning EXP files and search for its solution.

A list of programs supporting files types with EXP extension can be found below. Applications are sorted according to appropriate operational systems and their popularity.

  • CATIA Export Format

    .exp file extension

    Category: DEV Files

    OS Software
    Windows Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 Microsoft Visual Studio 2010
    Freescale CodeWarrior Development Tools Freescale CodeWarrior Development Tools
    MAC OS Apple Xcode Apple Xcode
  • Export Format

    .exp file extension

    Category: Database Files

    OS Software
    Windows Intuit QuickBooks Pro 2011 Intuit QuickBooks Pro 2011
    MAC OS Intuit QuickBooks Mac 2011 Intuit QuickBooks Mac 2011
  • CATIA Export Format

    .exp file extension

    Category: 3D&CAD Files

    OS Software
    Windows Dassault Systemes CATIA Dassault Systemes CATIA
    Adobe Acrobat X Pro Adobe Acrobat X Pro
    Okino Computer Graphics PolyTrans Okino Computer Graphics PolyTrans
    MAC OS Adobe Acrobat X Pro Adobe Acrobat X Pro
  • Aurora Expert Trace Format

    .exp file extension

    Category: Database Files

    OS Software
    Windows Trend Communications Aurora Expert Trend Communications Aurora Expert
  • SonicWALL Preference Format

    .exp file extension

    Category: Configuration Files

    OS Software
    Windows SonicWALL SonicOS SonicWALL SonicOS

How to check if a file we want to open is not infected by malware or viruses?

  • Download Malware/viruses removal tool from EXP files in the Windows system.
  • Click “Start scanning” and wait until the programme performs the scanning process on your computer.

What are the reasons of errors concerning EXP extension of files?

The problem that often causes damage concerning EXP extension are Windows system registry errors. That is why, in the first place it is recommended to:

  • Scan computer in order to identify, repair and open the EXP file
  • Check system registry from the angle of hidden errors
  • Repair file’s associations with programs in the system registry

If you are not sure if the above problems concern you, you should consider other frequent irregularities:

  • You do not have an appropriate application installed that supports EXP file extension
  • EXP file is corrupted
  • The application’s version necessary to open the file is not correct
  • The file is not assigned to an appropriate program

Solving problems with EXP files


If EXP file does not open, firstly, it is worth using files associations built in the Windows system with application that can support them. In order to do it, you should double-click a EXP file icon. A list of programs that probably support such a file will appear. It is enough to choose one of them so that Windows would open a given extension with it. Incorrect file’s association will result in Windows trying to open EXP file with a wrong program all the time even if there is an appropriate application supporting this format on a drive. In this case, it is necessary to perform the above mentioned registry scanning and associations’ repair.

If associations are correct and Windows still cannot open the file, most probably the computer does not have appropriate software supporting files with name containing EXP in their extension. The solution to this problem is very simple. You should buy or download a free (if they exist) application that will allow you to open, browse and edit EXP format (You can also try to find more informations on FileInfo). It is no risk because many paid programs have free test versions enabling to check their functionality.

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