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DOT file extension

The table below provides useful information about the .dot file extension. It answers questions such as:

  • What is the .dot file?
  • What program do I need to open a .dot file?
  • How can the .dot file be opened, edited or printed?
  • How can I convert .dot files to another format?

We hope you find this page helpful and a valuable resource!

2 extension(s) and 1 alias(es) found in database

✅ Microsoft Word Document Template

Microsoft Word Document Template .dot file icon
DOT file is a Microsoft Word document template.
DOT format description not yet available
Category: Document files
Application: Microsoft Word
Mime-type: application/msword
Magic number: -
Magic string: -
Sample: -
DOT aliases:
DOT related links:
DOT related extensions:
Microsoft Word AutoRecovery File

Data Interchange Format

Microsoft Word Document

Lotus Word Pro Document

Microsoft Word for Macintosh Document

Microsoft Word Backup

Microsoft Word Wizard

Microsoft Word Add-In

WordStar 2000 Document

Pocket Word Document

✅ Ribbons Dot Definition

Ribbons Dot Definition .dot file icon
DOT file is a Ribbons Dot Definition. Ribbons software interactively displays molecular models, analyzes crystallographic results, and creates publication quality images.
Category: Data files
Application: Ribbons
Mime-type: application/octet-stream
Magic number: -
Magic string: -
Sample: -
DOT aliases:
DOT related links:
DOT related extensions:
Brookhaven Protein DataBase

Ribbons Secondary Structure

Ribbons Sphere Definition

Ribbons Cylinder Definition

Ribbons Color Mapping

Ribbons Triangle Definition

Ribbons Orientation File

Ribbons Polygon Definition

Ribbons Atoms Definition

Ribbons Bonds Definition

✅ Graphviz DOT File

Graphviz DOT File .gv file icon
GV file is a Graphviz DOT File. Graphviz is an open source graph visualization software. Graph visualization is a way of representing structural information as diagrams of abstract graphs and networks.
Category: Document files
Application: Graphviz
Mime-type: application/octet-stream
Magic number: -
Magic string: -
Sample: -
GV aliases:
dot, xdot
GV related links:
GV related extensions:

Other types of files may also use the .dot file extension.

🔄 .dot converters

The following softwares are capable of converting .dot files to other formats:


For example, using the softwares above, a .dot file can be converted into one of the following formats:

ppt, odb, xlc, std, pcx, dxf, svg, dbf, ott, odf, htm, xltx, otp, wb2, dotm

🚫 The .dot file extension is often given incorrectly!

According to the searches on our site, these misspellings were the most common in the past year:

cot, dit, dkt, dlt, do, dof, dog, doh, dor, dpt, dt, dto, eot, fot, odt

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

We found the following similar file extensions in our database:

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Geoworks GEOS Dependency Information

🔴 Can't open a .dot file?

When you double-click a file to open it, Windows examines the filename extension. If Windows recognizes the filename extension, it opens the file in the program that is associated with that filename extension. When Windows does not recognize a filename extension, you receive the following message:

Windows cannot open this file:


To open this file, Windows needs to know what program you want to use to open it...

If you don't know how to set the .dot file association, check the FAQ.

🔴 Can I change the extension of files?

Changing the filename extension of a file is not a good idea. When you change a file's extension, you change the way programs on your computer read the file. The problem is, changing the file extension does not change the file format.

If you have helpful information about the .dot file extension, write to us!

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