Opening OFX files

Did your computer fail to open an OFX file? We explain what OFX files are and recommend software that we know can open or convert your OFX files.

What is an OFX file?

OFX is an acronym for Open Financial Exchange. The OFX file format allows for the electronic exchange of financial information over the Internet between consumers, businesses and financial institutions.

The OFX file format was initially created in 1997 and replaced the older, outdated OFC file format that was introduced by Microsoft. The OFX file format allows consumers to conduct online banking, bill payment and tax download activities.

The .ofx file extension is also used for Olicom Fax image files, which are used in electronic Fax documents. The OFX files used by this application contain images of the faxes that are sent and received with the fax application.

Try a universal file viewer

In addition to the products listed above, I would suggest that you try a universal file viewer like Free File Viewer. It can open over 200 different types of files - and very likely yours too! Download Free File Viewer.

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