OFX File - opening and understanding
Did your computer fail to open an OFX file? We explain what they are used for and recommend software that we know can open or otherwise handle your .OFX files.
What is an OFX file?
An .OFX file is an Open Financial Exchange data file. 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The OFX file format was initially created in 1997 and replaced the older, outdated OFC file format introduced by Microsoft.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.
How to open OFX 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 OFX for different purposes. We have identified 3 OFX openers for Windows that is compatible with this specific type of OFX file.
Programs that open these files
Suggest another file format using extension OFX
While we know of one file format using the .OFX 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 .OFX file.
Various viewers for this file format
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.