.MOL File Extension

Symyx Technologies
File Type:
MDL Molfile

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

What is a MOL file?

Mol file extension has MDL Molfile file type, developed by Symyx Technologies, which is associated with the "data files" category.

Created using the MDL Molfile format, the file is used for storing data about atoms and bonds. It may include plain text data as well.

MOL files can also come with the .SDF extension.

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

mol file icon
Symyx Technologies
File Type:
MDL Molfile
Data Files

How to open MOL file?

Double click the mol 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 .mol 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 mol 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".

File Size: 3.04 MB, Download time: < 1 min. on DSL/ADSL/Cable

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 mol 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 MOL files

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 mol file as well. Download Universal File Viewer for your OS.

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