How to open OFX files
Did your computer fail to open an OFX file? We explain what OFX files are and recommend software that we know can open or convert your files.
What is an OFX file?
OFX files are Open Financial Exchange data files, which you can read more about below.
The OFX file extension indicates to your device which app can open the file. However, different apps may use the same file extension for different types of data. So an OFX opener may not be able to open all kinds of OFX files. In this case, though, we only know of one specific use.
Open Financial Exchange data
OFX is an acronym for Open Financial Exchange. The OFX file format allows for the electronic exchange of financial information over the Internet between consumers, businesses, and financial institutions.
The OFX file format was initially created in 1997 and replaced the older, outdated OFC file format introduced by Microsoft. The OFX file format allows consumers to conduct online banking, bill payment, and tax download activities.
The .ofx file extension is also used for Olicom Fax image files used in electronic Fax documents. The OFX files used by this application contain images of the faxes sent and received with the fax application.
Software that will open, convert or fix these specific OFX files
OFX file openers, viewers, etc.
These apps are known to open certain types of OFX files. Remember, different programs may use OFX files for different purposes, so you may need to try out a few of them to be able to open your specific file.