ATOM file format description
Many people share .atom files without attaching instructions on how to use it. Yet it isn’t evident for everyone which program a .atom file can be edited, converted or printed with. On this page, we try to provide assistance for handling .atom files.
1 filename extension(s) found in our database.
.atom - Atom Syndication Format File
The ATOM document files are related to Internet Explorer. ATOM file is an Atom Syndication Format File. Atom is an XML-based document format that describes lists of related information known as "feeds". Feeds are composed of a number of items, known as "entries", each with an extensible set of attached metadata. For example, each entry has a title.
- Internet Explorer
- Document files
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- Atom Syndication Format File related extensions:
Naturally, other applications may also use the .atom file extension. Even harmful programs can create .atom files. Be especially cautious with .atom files coming from an unknown source!
Can't open a .atom file?
When you double-click a file to open it, Windows examines the filename extension. If Windows recognizes the filename extension, it opens the file in the program that is associated with that filename extension. When Windows does not recognize a filename extension, you receive the following message:
Windows can't open this file:
To open this file, Windows needs to know what program you want to use to open it. Windows can go online to look it up automatically, or you can manually select one from a list of programs that are installed on your computer.
To avoid this error, you need to set the file association correctly.
- Open Control Panel > Control Panel Home > Default Programs > Set Associations.
- Select a file type in the list and click Change Program.
The .atom file extension is often given incorrectly!
According to the searches on our site, these misspellings were the most common in the past year:
aom, atm, atmo, ato, tom
Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?
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