JOU file format description

JOU file format

We made this page to help you understand how to work with JOU files. Here, you can find info on software that can handle these files. It includes simple programs for opening and converting them.

Learn about the JOU file and its functions here!

We also explain how to convert them into other types. It's simple and hassle-free. For opening or changing JOU files, this page offers all the tools you need.

#1 MSC Patran Journal

The JOU file is categorized under Data. It is associated with MSC Patran, serving as a MSC Patran Journal. Patran is a widely used pre/post-processing software for Finite Element Analysis (FEA), providing solid modeling, meshing, analysis setup and post-processing for multiple solvers including MSC Nastran, Marc, Abaqus, LS-DYNA, ANSYS, and Pam-Crash. Visit the website of MSC Patran for a detailed description of the JOU format.

Application:MSC Patran
Category:Data files
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MSC Patran Journal related extensions

  • mtm Macrofocus TreeMap Data
  • fmt Cardbox Format Data
  • cly Act! Design Layout File
  • dql DataEase Database

#2 VAX Edt Editor Journal Data

The JOU file is categorized under Data. It is associated with VAX Edt Editor, serving as a VAX Edt Editor Journal Data. EDT is a character-based text editor from Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC). It seems that VAX Edt Editor is no longer supported by the maker.

Application:VAX Edt Editor
Category:Data files
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VAX Edt Editor Journal Data related extensions

  • dws AutoCAD Drawing Standards
  • efif Picsel eFIF Data
  • cursorfx CursorFX Theme
  • xaf Cal3D XML Animation

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Windows can't open your JOU file?

When you try to open a file by double-clicking it, Windows looks at the file's name to figure out what to do. If Windows doesn't know the file type, it'll ask you to choose an app to open this JOU file.

To set the JOU file association in Windows 11, you can follow these steps

  1. Open the Settings app by clicking on the Start menu and selecting the gear icon.
  2. In the Settings app, click on System and then select Apps from the left-hand side menu.
  3. Scroll down and click on the Default apps option.
  4. In the Default apps section, you will find various categories. They include Email, Web browser, and Music player.
  5. Locate the category that matches the file type you want to associate. For example, choose Photos for image files, or Video player for video files.
  6. Click on the current default app listed under the category. A list of available apps will appear.
  7. Choose the app you want to set as the default for that file type. If the app you want is not listed, click on More apps to see more options. Or, click on Look for an app in the Microsoft Store to search for apps.
  8. After selecting the app, it will become the default choice for opening files of that type.

It's worth mentioning that you don't always need to set JOU file association. Many apps can open files. They don't need a specific file association to be set.

Handle JOU files with care

Exercise caution when handling JOU files from unknown sources. Files from certain sources can threaten your computer's security. They might contain malware, viruses, or harmful software. To minimize risks, avoid downloading or opening unfamiliar JOU files. Use trusted antivirus software to scan files from unknown sources before opening.

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