FOR File

What are FOR files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening a FOR 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 FOR file?

A .FOR file is a CHAOS Forge Data file.

We have not yet analyzed in detail what these files contain and what they are used for. We're working on it.

How to open FOR files

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

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

Last updated: February 24, 2023

Various apps that use files with this extension

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

Microsoft Fortran PowerStationMicrosoft Fortran PowerStationUser submitted
FORCEFORCEUser submitted
Fortran BuilderFortran BuilderUser submitted
Open WatcomOpen WatcomUser submitted
PlatoPlatoUser submitted
Simply FortranSimply FortranUser submitted
Absoft EditorAbsoft EditorUser submitted
Notepad++Notepad++User submitted
QMF for WorkstationQMF for WorkstationUser submitted
CorVu Business Performance Management SystemCorVu Business Performance Management SystemUser submitted

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