File Extension Library

.ORIG File Extension

  • Category: Backup Files
  • Format: Text and Binary

What are .ORIG files and how to open them?

Can't open .ORIG file? Are you wondering what it contains? On our site we will explain to you what this file is, what it is used for and what software opens the .ORIG file.

What is a .ORIG file extension?

.ORIG file extension has been classified as Backup Files. The format of .ORIG file is Text and Binary

.ORIG is Original File

File that may have originated from various programs; stores a backup copy of a file, which has been renamed with an ".orig" extension so that the user knows it is the original; most often created manually by a user rather than by a program.

When creating ORIG files, you should name the file in such a way that it is easy to remember what file type the original file is. For example, when backing up an XML file, you may use the compound extension ".xml.orig" so that you know it is an XML file.

NOTE: Original files also use the .ORI extension.

How to fix problems with .ORIG files

  1. You need to update the application that you normally use to open .ORIG files. Only the latest version of the software supports the current .ORIG file format
  2. You need to check the .ORIG file for viruses. To do this, you need to scan it with a popular antivirus (Norton, Nod32, Kaspersky, Dr.Web, etc.)