How to open OBL files on your device

If an error occurs when you try to open OBL file on your device, you should do two things – install appropriate software and associate OBL files with this software. If this does not solve the problem, then the cause may be different – you will find more details in this article.

OBL File Extension

  • File type TrueSpace
  • File developer Caligari Corporation
  • File category Misc Files
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How to open OBL file?

There can be various causes of problems that can arise when opening opening .OBL files. Each problem requires a different approach, but most can be solved by following he instructions below.

Step 1. Install a program that supports OBL files

In order to open OBL file an appropriate program that supports this file format must be installed on the system. Below is the list of programs that support files with OBL extension.

Programs that can open OBL files

Windows programs

Download installer for given application and launch it. After the installation has been completed, OBL files should be opened with installed application by default next time you try to open this type of file.



Not all listed applications will be capable of performing all operations on OBL files. Some applications may only be capable of opening such file and viewing its contents while the purpose of others may be converting files to other file formats. Therefore you should check beforehand the capabilities of applications in relation to OBL files.

Step 2. Associate given software with OBL files

A situation can arise where user has an appropriate application supporting OBL files installed on their system, but such application is not associated with this type of files. In order to associate given application with OBL files user should open a file submenu by right-clicking the file icon and selecting "Open with" option. System will display a list of suggested programs that can be used to open OBL files. Select appropriate option and check "Always use selected application to open this kind of files". System will save this information from now on use selected program to open OBL files.

When the above-mentioned solutions fail, other options must be pursued. It is possible that the OBL file in question is corrupted or damage. The most common causes of file damage are:

  1. File with OBL extension is incomplete (for example, file has not been downloaded completely from the internet or not copied properly from source)
  2. File data is corrupted
  3. Damaged or corrupted storage medium on which the OBL file is stored
  4. File icon does not represent the original file but is only a shortcut to the location where the OBL file was saved and then deleted
  5. User account is not privileged to perform operations on OBL files. In that case it is advised to contact the system administrator or an IT expert

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