Open ATOM files

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Have you encountered a problem with a ATOM file? Don’t you know which program opens a file with this extension? You will find all the information you need about working with a ATOM file here. In the further part of this page we have added a list of programs that should open your ATOM file. It is enough you choose a proper application for your operating system, download and install it.

What is ATOM file?

Atom files are called Atom Syndication Format files. The Atom format offers the possibility of platform-independent information exchange. Likewise, RSS can be easily published with Atom changes, for example, new articles and headlines on websites (eg blogs, news sites, etc.).

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These XML-based text files can be edited in any text editor, but they should be created or edited using an RSS / Atom authoring program. If an ATOM file is made available for download from a web page, you need a reading program, a so-called feed reader (aggregator), which then regularly collects the data from the respective page.

Even browsers can be used (sometimes with a plugin) as a feed generator or feed reader.

Programs which can open a ATOM file

How to open file with ATOM extension?

In order to open a file with ATOM extension one of the following programs must be installed on user’s system. If a problem with opening ATOM file occurred, it is highly possible that none of the listed programs is present on user’s system. Even if one or more said programs are installed, there may be issues related with given programs. In order to solve a problem with ATOM files, follow the instructions below.
Install Safari or other program from the list

Most often resolving problems with opening ATOM files is very simple. Just install an appropriate program that supports such files. All of the listed programs support ATOM files, but may vary in offered function and purpose. Some programs may be capable only of viewing contents of ATOM files or offer file conversion options, but may not be capable of editing such files.

Set Safari as the default program for opening ATOM files

It is possible that although a compatible program has been installed on user’s system, it is not used by the system to open it. This may happen because no default application was associated with this type of files. To associate ATOM files with given application, select "Open with" from drop-down menu (accessed by right-clicking on the file). Then select from the list the program or application you want to be used to open this type of file. If the Safari applications is not on the list, select "Browse" option in order to manually locate the directory where Safari has been installed.


Check the section that lists most common problems with ATOM files

Sometimes problems with opening ATOM files may not lie with the application itself, but can arise due to other causes, such as:

  • File data is corrupted
  • ATOM files has been not been completely download from the internet (only a part of the data has been downloaded)
  • Currently used user account hasn’t been granted necessary privileges to open ATOM files (should that be the case, please contact your system administrator or IT specialist)
  • ATOM file was being copied from a corrupted storage device and is incomplete or data is corrupted. (Copying files from unknown or untrusted sources should be conducted with great care as such files may contain malicious software, which can damage your system)

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