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What are ORG files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening an ORG file or are you simply curious about its contents? We're here to explain the properties of these files and provide you with software that can open or handle your ORG files.

What is an ORG file?

ORG files have multiple uses, and Emacs org-mode Document is one of them. Read more about the other uses further down the page.

Emacs org-mode Document

Org-mode documents can be viewed with any text editor. These files are created and edited in the Emacs text editor with a special editing mode.

How to open ORG files

We have identified one ORG opener that is compatible with this specific type of ORG file.

Programs that open Emacs org-mode Document files


Last updated: February 24, 2023

All known file formats using extension .ORG

While Emacs org-mode Document is a popular type of ORG-file, we know of 5 different uses of the .ORG file extension. Different software may use files with the same extension for different types of data.

Lotus Organizer Database

Lotus Organizer was a personal information manager software initially released in 1992 by UK company Threadz. The company was later acquired by Lotus, which itself was acquired by IBM.

The ORG files used by Lotus Organizer contain personal information like contact information, to-do lists, and calendar entries.

Lotus Organizer was discontinued in 2003.

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


We know that one ORG format is GENPO Organ. We have not yet analyzed in detail what these files contain and what they are used for. We're working on it.

Intelligent Organ Music Module

These files contain organ music playable on the Creative Music System sound card produced by Creative.

Organya Music Module

We know that one ORG format is Organya Music Module. We have not yet analyzed in detail what these files contain and what they are used for. We're working on it.

Various apps that use files with this extension

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

LUW95 ApplicationLUW95 ApplicationUser submitted
SAS4000 UtilitiesSAS4000 UtilitiesUser submitted
7-Zip7-ZipUser submitted
MKEditorMKEditorUser submitted
Microcal OriginMicrocal OriginUser submitted
OriginOriginUser submitted
WINKDMWINKDMUser submitted
TrustySignTrustySignUser submitted

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