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What are FOL files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening a FOL file or are you simply curious about its contents? We're here to explain the properties of these files and provide you with software that can open or handle your FOL files.

What is a FOL file?

FOL files have multiple uses, and First Choice Database is one of them. Read more about the other uses further down the page.

First Choice Database File

Files that contain the .fol file extension are database files that have been created with the First Choice software by Personal Filing System. The First Choice software application was used in early versions of the Windows operating system to create flat-file databases.

These databases could store and query a variety of data types and could also generate reports for users to reference and distribute.

How to open FOL files

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

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

Last updated: June 29, 2022

All known file formats using extension .FOL

While First Choice Database File is a popular type of FOL-file, we know of 2 different uses of the .FOL file extension. Different software may use files with the same extension for different types of data.

Fold Compressed

We know that one FOL format is Fold Compressed. We have not yet analyzed in detail what these files contain and what they are used for. We're working on it.

Various apps that use files with this extension

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

Adobe AcrobatAdobe AcrobatUser submitted
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