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File extension OBJ

The most common cause of problems with opening the OBJ file is simply the lack of appropriate applications installed on your computer. In this case, it is sufficient to find, download and install an application that supports the OBJ file format - this type of programs are available below.

File type 3D Object Format
Developer Wavefront Technologies



It should be noted that some coded data from files that your computer does not read can be sometimes previewed in a Notepad. This way, we will read passages of a text or numbers. It is worth checking if this method can also be applied to the OBJ files.

What should be done when an application from the list has already been installed?

Often, an installed application should automatically link to a OBJ file. If it did not happen, the OBJ file can be linked with the newly installed application manually. Simply right-click on the OBJ file, then from the available list select "Choose default program". Next, select "Browse" and find the application you selected. These changes have to be confirmed by pressing the "OK" button.

Programs that can open the OBJ file

  • LightWave 3DLightWave 3D
  • Adobe PhotoshopAdobe Photoshop
  • DAZ Studio DAZ Studio
  • TurboCADTurboCAD
  • Micro PoserMicro Poser
  • AutoCADAutoCAD
  • SolidWorksSolidWorks
  • CADRazorCADRazor
  • LogiKalLogiKal
  • UVMapperUVMapper
  • 3D Object Converter3D Object Converter
  • Adobe Creative SuiteAdobe Creative Suite
Mac OS
  • LightWave 3DLightWave 3D
  • Adobe PhotoshopAdobe Photoshop
  • TurboCADTurboCAD
  • Cheetah3DCheetah3D
  • BlenderBlender
  • MeshLabMeshLab
  • MayaMaya
  • BlenderBlender
  • MeshLabMeshLab
  • GLC_PlayerGLC_Player

Why can’t I open the OBJ file?

However, problems with the OBJ files can also have a different background. Sometimes even the software, installed on your computer, that supports the OBJ files does not solve the problem. The reason for the fact that the OBJ file can’t be opened and used can also be:

- an incorrect link to the OBJ file in the registry entries
- corruption of a OBJ file, that you want to open
- infection of a OBJ file (viruses)
- insufficient computer hardware resources
- drivers out of date
- accidental deletion of the OBJ file from the Windows registry
- incomplete installation of the program that supports a OBJ file?

Solving these problems should allow the free opening and working with the OBJ files. If the computer still has problems with the files, use the services of an expert who will diagnose a specific cause.

My computer does not show file extensions, what should I do?

In the standard Windows settings, a computer user cannot see the OBJ file extension. However, you can successfully change this in the settings. Just go to "Control Panel" and select "Appearance and Personalization". Then, go to the "Folder Options" and open the "View" tab. On the "View" tab, you will find "Hide extensions for known file types" – you should mark this option and confirm by pressing "OK". At this point, the extension of all files, including the OBJ files should be displayed after the file name.