How to open OBJ file extension?

The author of advice: Mr Brankiewicz

OBJ files are incessantly popular. However, a file name containing OBJ file extension is problematic for some of the users. They have problems with correct opening of a file with OBJ extension. However, it should be remembered that OBJ file extension can match one or more types of files. The most popular is 3D Object Format but if there are others, you will find information concerning them below.

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

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

  • 3D Object Format

    .obj file extension

    Category: 3D&CAD Files

    OS Software
    Windows Smith Micro Poser Pro 2010 Smith Micro Poser Pro 2010
    NewTek LightWave 3D NewTek LightWave 3D
    Wavefront 3D Wavefront 3D
    IMSI TurboCAD Deluxe 17 IMSI TurboCAD Deluxe 17
    Autodesk Maya 2011 Autodesk Maya 2011
    MeshLab MeshLab
    tb-software 3DWin tb-software 3DWin
    Autodesk AutoCAD 2011 with OBJ Import plugin Autodesk AutoCAD 2011 with OBJ Import plugin
    SolidWorks with OBJ Import plugin SolidWorks with OBJ Import plugin
    Solid Edge with OBJ Import plugin Solid Edge with OBJ Import plugin
    MAC OS Smith Micro Poser Pro 2010 Smith Micro Poser Pro 2010
    NewTek LightWave 3D NewTek LightWave 3D
    IMSI TurboCAD Deluxe v5 IMSI TurboCAD Deluxe v5
    Autodesk Maya 2011 Autodesk Maya 2011
    Cheetah3D Cheetah3D
    MeshLab MeshLab
    Linux Autodesk Maya 2011 Autodesk Maya 2011
    Java3D Java3D
    MeshLab MeshLab
    GLC_Player GLC_Player
  • Intel (Object Module Format) Relocatable Object Module

    .obj file extension

    Category: Database Files

    OS Software
    Windows Various programs Various programs
    MAC OS Various programs Various programs

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

  • Download Malware/viruses removal tool from OBJ 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 OBJ extension of files?

The problem that often causes damage concerning OBJ 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 OBJ 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 OBJ file extension
  • OBJ 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 OBJ files


If OBJ 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 OBJ 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 OBJ 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 OBJ 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 OBJ 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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