Filename Extensions
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Details of extension .dot

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

Below, you can find answers to the following questions:

  • What is the .dot file?
  • Which program can create the .dot file?
  • Where can you find a description of the .dot format?
  • What can convert .dot files to a different format?
  • Which MIME-type is associated with the .dot extension?
Microsoft Word Document Template .dot file icon

Microsoft Word Document Template

DOT file is a Microsoft Word document template.
Detailed description not available
Category: Document files
Application: Microsoft Word
Program name: winword.exe
Mime-type: application/msword
Magic bytes (HEX): -
Magic string (ASCII): -
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
Ribbons Dot Definition .dot file icon

Ribbons Dot Definition

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
Program name: -
Mime-type: application/octet-stream
Magic bytes (HEX): -
Magic string (ASCII): -
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
Graphviz DOT File .gv file icon

Graphviz DOT File

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
Program name: -
Mime-type: application/octet-stream
Magic bytes (HEX): -
Magic string (ASCII): -
dot, xdot
Related extensions:

Other types of files may also use the .dot file extension. If you have helpful information about .dot extension, write to us!

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

We found the following similar extensions in our database:

Intergraph Format Bitmap Image
Windows 2000 Active Directory Data Store
d-lusion Drumstation Saved Drum Kit
DELTA Binary Dataset File
Stata Batch File
Delphi Option File
Dogz Dog Data
Geoworks GEOS Dependency Information
Digita Organiser Diary

The .dot filename extension is often given incorrectly!

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

fot (1), dto (1), dpt (1), doh (1), dof (1), xot (1), dlt (1), vot (1), dit (1), rot (1), odt (1), eot (1), dt (1), dor (1), dog (1)

Can't open a .dot file?

If you want to open a .dot file on your computer, you just need to have the appropriate program installed. If the .dot association isn't set correctly, you may receive the following error message:

Windows can't open this file:


To open this file, Windows needs to know what program you want to use to open it. Windows can go online to look it up automatically, or you can manually select from a list of programs that are installed on your computer.

To change file associations:

  • Right-click a file with the extension whose association you want to change, and then click Open With.
  • In the Open With dialog box, click the program whith which you want the file to open, or click Browse to locate the program that you want.
  • Select the Always use the selected program to open this kind of file check box.

Supported operating systems

Windows Server 2003/2008/2012/2016, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10, Linux, FreeBSD, NetBSD, OpenBSD, Mac OS X, iOS, Android