3 File Type

- The quick facts

What are 3 files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening a 3 file or just wondering what they contain? We explain what these files are used for and show you software that we know can open or otherwise handle your files.

What is a 3 file?

Files that contain the .3 file extension are most commonly associated with the IBM Embedded ViaVoice technology. ViaVoice is a speech recognition software application that was developed by IMB.

The .3 files that are used by the software contain language-specific script data that is used by the software application to recognize different spoken languages.

The Unix Help System also uses the .3 file extension. These files are used for the main page files that are referenced by the system.

The .3 file extension is also used for Salt Lake City game music files. The files hold a track of music that was played at the Olympic games that were held in Salt Lake City, Utah.

How to open 3 files

Important: Different programs may use files with the 3 file extension for different purposes, so unless you are sure which format your 3 file is, you may need to try a few different programs.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 10 different 3 openers which you will find listed below.

Last updated: May 31, 2022

Various apps that use files with this extension

These apps are known to open certain types of 3 files. Remember, different programs may use 3 files for different purposes, so you may need to try out a few of them to be able to open your specific file.

Pro/ENGINEERPro/ENGINEERUser submitted
DxDesignerDxDesignerUser submitted
Microsoft OfficeMicrosoft OfficeUser submitted
Creo Elements/ProCreo Elements/ProUser submitted
7-Zip7-ZipUser submitted
Adobe PhotoshopAdobe PhotoshopUser submitted
Adobe AcrobatAdobe AcrobatUser submitted
3D-Tool3D-ToolUser submitted
Picasa Photo ViewerPicasa Photo ViewerUser submitted
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