.DOT File Extension

File Type:
Graphviz Graph File

Having trouble opening .dot extension? Don't panic! This page explains what dot files are as well as suggests programs you may use to open dot files. You can download these programs through this page.

What is a DOT file?

Dot file extension has Graphviz Graph file type, developed by AT&T, which is associated with the "data files" category.

Generated with the DOT language, the file uses a plain text format. It commonly defines edges and nodes, which altogether comprise the graph. The file may be also used to visualize relationships between different entities. DOT files may also use the .GV extension.

To learn how you can open the given file, read the information below.

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File Type:
Graphviz Graph File
Data Files

How to open DOT file?

Double click the dot file to open it. The file will open automatically if file associations have been correctly installed and there is a proper program on your computer; if not, file associations may be corrupted and your OS either cannot find the proper program, or you might not have one for opening the file. First, we recommend downloading our utility to fix file association errors; then, you can download any program for opening the .dot extension from the ones suggested below. If you are certain there is nothing wrong with the file associations, you may proceed to method 2 right away; besides, if you can't make up your mind when choosing the right program, use Universal File Viewer from the last method.

Method 1: Fix file association errors

Follow these steps in order to automatically fix the dot extension associations' problem in no time:

  • Step 1: Click on "Download Solution" to download automatic tool provided by WikiExt.
  • Step 2: Click "Start Scan" to identify all potential issues.
  • Step 3: Review scan results and click "Fix Items".

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This Tool is Compatible With: Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8/8.1, 10

Method 2: Download the appropriate software

The given list provides programs which may be used for opening or converting the dot file. Choose the proper program for your OS, and click it to start the download or proceed to the developer's website.

Programs that open DOT files

  • Windows Windows
    • AT&T Graphviz AT&T Graphviz
  • MacOS MacOS
    • AT&T Graphviz AT&T Graphviz
  • Linux Linux
    • AT&T Graphviz AT&T Graphviz

Method 3: Use universal file viewer

In addition to the list of programs above, we recommend using Universal File Viewer. This tool can open over 250 file extensions and, most likely, it will be able to open the dot file as well. Download Universal File Viewer for your OS.

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