FOL File - opening and understanding

Did your computer fail to open a FOL file? We explain what they are used for and recommend software that we know can open or otherwise handle your .FOL files.

What is a FOL file?

Files that contain the .fol file extension are database files that have been created by the DOS-based Personal Filing System First Choice software program.

The Personal Filing System 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.

The FOL files that are created in this format are no longer supported by Microsoft.

The 1st Reader software application also uses the .fol file suffix. These FOL files contain folders or saved message files that have been created within the software program.

How to open FOL files

You will need a program compatible with the specific file you are trying to open, as different programs may use files with file extension FOL for different purposes.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 2 different FOL openers which you will find listed below.

Suggest another file format using extension FOL

While we know of one file format using the .FOL 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 .FOL file.

Various viewers for this file format

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
DIAGDIAGUser submitted
We have not verified any software that we know for certain will work with FOL-files on Mac. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!
We have not verified any web services that we know for certain will work with FOL-files. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!