MOL File - opening and understanding

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

What is a MOL file?

A .MOL file is a MOdule (play)List file. Through our analysis of MOL files, we know that one use of the format is MOdule (play)List. We have not yet described in detail what these files contain and what they are used for, but our team is working tiredlessly through thousands of file formats. We'd love hearing from you if you have information about the format.

How to open MOL 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 MOL for different purposes.

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

Suggest another file format using extension MOL

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

Various viewers for this file format

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

ACD/ChemSketch FREEWAREACD/ChemSketch FREEWAREUser submitted
ACD/ChemSketchACD/ChemSketchUser submitted
Symyx DrawSymyx DrawUser submitted
Accelrys DrawAccelrys DrawUser submitted
JEOL NMR SoftwareJEOL NMR SoftwareUser submitted
ChemAxon Marvin BeansChemAxon Marvin BeansUser submitted
KnowItAll Informatics SystemKnowItAll Informatics SystemUser submitted
ArgusLabArgusLabUser submitted
MercuryMercuryUser submitted
MDL DrawMDL DrawUser submitted
We have not verified any software that we know for certain will work with MOL-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 MOL-files. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!