DOL File Type- The quick facts
What are DOL files and how to open them
Are you having problems opening a DOL 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 DOL file?
Files that contain the .dol file extension are normally associated with Gamecube executable files. The Nintendo Gamecube is a video game system that was created by Nintendo and released in 2001. The system sold more than 21 million units worldwide.
The DOL files that are associated with the Nintendo Gamecube contain a game file that has been copied from a Gamecube game cartridge. While the game cartridges were meant to be played on the actual Gamecube system, the DOL files that are created from these cartridges allow a user to play the game on their computer by using a Gamecube emulation application.
How to open DOL files
Important: Different programs may use files with the DOL file extension for different purposes, so unless you are sure which format your DOL file is, you may need to try a few different programs.
While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 2 different DOL openers which you will find listed below.
Last updated: February 5, 2014
Suggest another file format using extension DOL
While we know of one file format using the .DOL file extension, there may be more. It is widespread that different programs use files with the same file extension for very different types of data. Please let us know if you are aware of a different kind of .DOL file.
Various apps that use files with this extension
These apps are known to open certain types of DOL files. Remember, different programs may use DOL files for different purposes, so you may need to try out a few of them to be able to open your specific file.