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SILO file format description

Many people share .silo files without attaching instructions on how to use it. Yet it isn’t evident for everyone which program a .silo file can be edited, converted or printed with. On this page, we try to provide assistance for handling .silo files.

1 filename extension(s) found in our database.

.silo - MeshTV Data

The SILO data files are related to LLNL Visit. SILO file is a MeshTV Data. MeshTV is an interactive program for visualizing and analyzing scientific data. SILO is an LLNL data file format for storing rectilinear, curvilinear, unstructured, or point meshes in 2D and 3D. Scalar, vector, and material data can be defined on meshes.

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Naturally, other applications may also use the .silo file extension. Even harmful programs can create .silo files. Be especially cautious with .silo files coming from an unknown source!

Can't open a .silo 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.

The .silo file extension is often given incorrectly!

According to the searches on our site, these misspellings were the most common in the past year:

sil, slo, silk

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

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Operating systems

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Windows XP/Vista, Windows 7/8, Windows 10, CentOS, Debian GNU/Linux, Ubuntu Linux, FreeBSD, Mac OS X, iOS, Android

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