The File Extensions Database

.OIF File Extension

  • Developer by: OriginLab
  • Category: Settings Files

What is an .OIF file?

.OIF is Origin Import Filter File

An OIF file is a data file used by Origin, a data analysis and graphing application used by various scientists and engineers. It contains import filter settings for files that are imported into Origin via the Import Wizard. OIF files also include post-import processing instructions in LabTalk Script.

OIF import filters are designed to allow users to save settings for importing different data types into Origin. When a user selects File → Import → Import Wizard..., he can choose to apply an import filter for the current data type.

Programs that open Origin Import Filter File
OriginLab Origin

How to solve problems with OIF files

  • Associate the OIF file extension with the correct application. On :
    Windows: Right click on any OIF file and then click "Open with" > "Choose another app". Now select another program and check the box "Always use this app to open *.OIF files". Mac: Right click (or Ctrl-click) the OIF 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 .OIF is Origin Import Filter File. Because only the current version supports the latest OIF file format. Search, therefore, e.g. on the OriginLab manufacturer website after an available .OIF is Origin Import Filter File update.
  • To make sure that your OIF file is not corrupted or virus-infected, get the file again and scan it with antivirus software.