File Extension ODT

.ODT File

File extension: ODT
File type: OpenDocument (Ver 2) Text Document


Notes about the ODT file extension:



To open this file type, a required software must be installed. Without it you only see a Windows message "The following file cannot be opened" (Windows 7) or "How do you want to open this file?" (Windows 10) if you double-click the file. There click on "More apps" and choose a suitable software to view such files on your PC or from email attachments.

The ODT file type is primarily associated with 'OpenOffice/StarOffice' by Sun Microsystems, Inc..

This file format is part of the Open Document Format for Office Applications (OpenDocument) 1.0 specification.

This OASIS format is expected to become an industry standard for sharing documents. It is being adopted by the OpenOffice/StarOffice version 2 software suite but may appear in other products as well.

This file is XML in a ZIP wrapper.


Detailed information for file extension ODT:


Primary association: OpenOffice/StarOffice
Company: Sun Microsystems, Inc.
File classification: Archive
Mime type: application/vnd.oasis.opendocument.text, application/x-vnd.oasis.opendocument.text
Identifying characters Hex: 50 4B 03 04 , ASCII: PK
Related links: OASIS Detailed File Format Information, OpenOffice.org 2.0 Office Suite New Features, TextMaker Viewer, Zoho Viewer (Web Viewer)

Other applications associated with file type ODT:

  • MindRender (Virtual Reality Explorer Kit (VREK) Object File Format) by Themekit Systems Ltd.MindRender Virtual Reality Explorer Kit (VREK) is a combination of a real-time 3D modelling package and interactive scene designing software. The ODT file specifies object architecture and also animation node topology. The identifying characters used for this association are - Hex: 23 4D 49 4E 44 52 45 4E 44 45 52 20 , ASCII: #MINDRENDER
File Identifier - TrID
'Identifying characters' used on FILExt.com are
provided by Marco Pontello from his TrID database




To change file associations press Windows Key + X and then Apps and Features > Default apps > Choose default apps by file type. Invalid file associations could be the result of underlying issues within your Windows PC.

Technical data

To view technical data on file-extension ODT click this link to expand/hide the additional area.

System Info for File Extension .ODT

The following listing is compiled from the database produced by the 'Associate This!' program, selected data from the main FILExt database and information FILExt collected directly from user systems.

ProgramID: opendocument.WriterDocument.1
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\OpenOffice.org 1.9.74\program\soffice.exe -o %1

ProgramID: opendocument.WriterDocument.1
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\OpenOffice.org 1.9.95\program\soffice.exe -o %1

ProgramID: opendocument.WriterDocument.1
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\OpenOffice.org 1.9.104\program\soffice.exe -o %1

ProgramID: opendocument.WriterDocument.1
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\OpenOffice.org 1.9.100\program\soffice.exe -o %1

ProgramID: opendocument.WriterDocument.1
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\OpenOffice.org 1.9.79\program\soffice.exe -o %1

ProgramID: opendocument.WriterDocument.1
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\OpenOffice.org 1.9.125\program\soffice.exe -o %1

ProgramID: opendocument.WriterDocument.1
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\OpenOffice.org 2.0\program\soffice.exe -o %1

ProgramID: opendocument.WriterDocument.1
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\OpenOffice.org 1.9.118\program\soffice.exe -o %1

ProgramID: opendocument.WriterDocument.1
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Sun\StarOffice 8\program\soffice.exe -o

ProgramID: opendocument.WriterDocument.1
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\OpenOffice.org 2.1\program\soffice.exe -o

ProgramID: opendocument.WriterDocument.1
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\OpenOffice.org 2.2\program\swriter.exe -o

ProgramID: GoogleToolbar.odt.1
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\MOZILL~1\firefox.exe -GoogleToolbar .odt

ProgramID: opendocument.WriterDocument.1
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Sun\StarOffice 8\program\swriter.exe -o

ProgramID: TMV
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\SoftMaker Viewer\TMViewer.exe /Shell

ProgramID: opendocument.WriterDocument.1
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\BrOffice.org 2.3\program\swriter.exe -o

ProgramID: ooostub.WriterDocument.1
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Sun\OpenOffice.org Installer 1.0\ooostub.exe -o

ProgramID: Word.OpenDocumentText.12
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Microsoft Office\Office12\WINWORD.EXE /n

ProgramID: GoogleToolbar.odt.1
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Mozilla Firefox 3.5 Beta 4\firefox.exe -GoogleToolbar .odt

ProgramID: opendocument.WriterDocument.1
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\openoffice aechivos\OpenOffice.org 3\program\swriter.exe -o

ProgramID: odtfile
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Windows NT\Accessories\WORDPAD.EXE

ProgramID: opendocument.WriterDocument.1
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Sun\StarSuite 9\program\swriter.exe -o


Did this entry help you? Next time avoid the search engines and come directly to FILExt.



Home | How To Use FILExt | Tell Us About an Extension | FAQ | Terms | Privacy
© Copyright 2000- FILExt - All Rights Reserved. Microsoft is a trademark of the Microsoft group of companies