The File Extensions Database

.FOT File Extension

  • Category: Font Files
  • Format: Binary

What is an .FOT file?

.FOT is Font Resource File

Font file used by Windows and applications that support TrueType fonts (.TTF files); contains font information and is used to install and configure an associated TrueType font; often used by application installers when installing fonts.

FOT files are used in the process of installing "embedded fonts" in Windows. Embedded fonts allow fonts to be transferred between computers and require a FOT font resource file in addition to the TrueType font. The FOT file contains the information that Windows needs to recognize and install the font. The Windows API includes a function called CreateScalableFontResource that can be used for creating FOT files.

Programs that open Font Resource File
Microsoft Windows

How to solve problems with FOT files

  • Associate the FOT file extension with the correct application. On :
    Windows: Right click on any FOT file and then click "Open with" > "Choose another app". Now select another program and check the box "Always use this app to open *.FOT files". Mac: Right click (or Ctrl-click) the FOT file, then click "Open with" > "Other...". Then choose another program and check the "Always Open With" box. Linux: Right click on the file, and select "Open with" and choose another program. iPhone: Tap the file. If you do not see an app to open the file, then tap Share "Share" and choose an app. Alternatively, save the file. Then open the Files app Files app. There long-press on the file, then release your finger. You will see a black menu bar. Then tap "Share" and select an app. Android: Tap the Settings icon on your smartphone, then tap on the Apps section. There tap the Options icon in the top right-hand corner of the screen to change the default apps.
  • Update your software that should actually open .FOT is Font Resource File. Because only the current version supports the latest FOT file format. Search, therefore, e.g. on the N/A manufacturer website after an available .FOT is Font Resource File update.
  • To make sure that your FOT file is not corrupted or virus-infected, get the file again and scan it with antivirus software.