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.fmt File Extension

Developer: Microsoft/Parametric Technnology Corporation
File type: FoxPro Format File/WinRAR Format File/Pro/Engineer
You're here because you have a file that has a file extension ending in .fmt. Files with the file extension .fmt can only be launched by certain applications. It's possible that .fmt files are data files rather than documents or media, which means they're not meant to be viewed at all.

what is a .fmt file?

The .fmt file extension is mostly associated with the Foxpro software. This file format is used as settings files that are implemented into certain validation processes for data entered by Foxpro users. Visual Foxpro also uses this file format as part of its resources. Most of the newer versions of these two applications can be used to open and view the content of these FMT files. These programs are used to create databases, tables, etc. It is mostly used by offices and business organizations for their operations. Aside from being associated with Foxpro, the .fmt extension is also used by WinRar as application support. WinRar is a file compressiona nd decompression tool, and this software has versions that can be installed in Microsoft Windows-based systems and Mac platforms. Pro Engineer is a CAD (Computer Assisted Design) program that is known to also use the .fmt file format. These applications are implemented with support for Microsoft Windows-based systems, and users need any of these programs to be installed in their Windows-based computers before they can open these FMT files and view or modify its content.

how to open a .fmt file?

Launch a .fmt file, or any other file on your PC, by double-clicking it. If your file associations are set up correctly, the application that's meant to open your .fmt file will open it. It's possible you may need to download or purchase the correct application. It's also possible that you have the correct application on your PC, but .fmt files aren't yet associated with it. In this case, when you try to open a .fmt file, you can tell Windows which application is the correct one for that file. From then on, opening a  .fmt file will open the correct application. Click here to fix .fmt file association errors

applications that open a .fmt file

FoxPro

FoxPro

FoxPro, a procedural programming language and database management system created by Fox Software, has been widely used even before it was turned over to Visual FoxPro. It still enjoys a strong support from its community of programmers and users up to this day. FoxPro versions 2.0, 2.5 and 2.6 are compatible with Mac, DOS and Windows 3.1 to XP. Version 2.6 is compatible also with Linux and Free BSD, SCO Unix and Windows 2000. FoxPro 2 used Rushmore, an optimizing engine that used indices to look for matching expressions, to accelerate data updating and data retrieval. FoxPro 2 was built originally on Watcom C++ that has its own extensor making it the most up-to-date technology at that time. It could access expanded and extended memory making it able to utilize almost all available RAM [DOS]. If HIMEM.SYS is not loaded, FoxPro enabled a mechanism of using interrupts when extended memory driver is absent. File formats associated with FoxPro: ACT [FoxPro Documenting Wizard Action Diagram], APP [FoxPro Generated Application], DBC [FoxPro Database], DBF [Database File], DBF [FoxPro Table], DBG [FoxPro Debugger Configuration], DBT [Database Text File], DCT [FoxPro Database Memo], DCX[FoxPro Database Index], ERR [FoxPro Compilation Error], FKY [FoxPro Macro], FLL [FoxPro Dynamic Link Library], FMT [Foxpro Format File], FPT [FoxPro Table Memo], FRT [FoxPro Report Memo], FRX [FoxPro Report], FXP [FoxPro Compiled Program], LBT [FoxPro Labeled Memo], LBX [FoxPro Label File], LST [FoxPro Documenting Wizard List], MEM [FoxPro Variable File], MNX [FoxPro Menu], MPR [FoxPro Generated Menu Program], MPX [FoxPro Compiled Menu Program], NDX [dBASE Index File], PJX [FoxPro Project], PJT [FoxPro Project Memo], QPR [FoxPro Generated Query Program], QPX [FoxPro Compiled Query Program], VUE [FoxPro 2.x View Settings], WIN [FoxPro Window Settings], TBK [FoxPro Memo Backup], SPR [FoxPro Generated Screen File], SCT [FoxPro Form Memo] and SCX [FoxPro Form].
Visual FoxPro

Visual FoxPro

Visual FoxPro is the object-oriented RDBMS [relational database management system] that enables you to create desktop and Web database solutions. It provides fast application development tools to maximize productivity of applications and components for your database, powerful data management capabilities and flexibility for creating any type of database solution. Its object-oriented, data-centered language lets you create multi-layered, scalable and modern programs that combine server/client computing and the Internet. Visual FoxPro’s event and object models can quickly apply the applications that you have rapidly developed using Visual FoxPro wizards, toolbars, designers and wizards. You also have the advantage to speed up the development of your processes with Visual FoxPro’s Rushmore Query Optimization engine and object-oriented programming properties. You can create your user interface without programming requirements. You can simultaneously access database components, and trace and protect changes made to your source code using sources control programs provided by the Project Manager. You can control other applications using automation, share data and use their materials. Visual FoxPro integrates direct access to native server syntax utilizing SQL pass-through with higher level of support for updatable views of server data. PRG [Visual FoxPro Program File] is the text program file used to create Windows database programs. This file contains one to several commands that instruct Visual FoxPro to load a window or form within the program. It often has a “DO” command. It allows a program to be run within Visual FoxPro. MLB [Visual FoxPro Library] file contains an API that is specifically used for Mac to create database programs using Mac platforms only. It contains a common program code that may be accessed by multiple components of an application. VCX [Visual FoxPro Class Library] file contains a reference table of categories of objects used by Visual FoxPro database.
Pro/ENGINEER

Pro/ENGINEER

PTC (Parametric Technology Corporation) is the developer of Pro/Engineer that is now known as Creo Elements/Pro. This supports windows operating system such as winxp SP2 (home and professional edition), Win7 (ultimate, enterprise, business and home premium), and winvista (same with win7). Both 32 and 64 bit are supported. The minimum requirements are 512 MB RAM, 3D capable video card, Pentium III of faster processor and at least 400 MB. In addition, users must install the OpenGL application and Internet connection in order to activate the product. It is essential to activate Pro/Engineer within three days. Pro/Engineer has three main functions and those are analysis, manufacturing and engineering design. Its analysis tool will enable users to weigh the balance of each side of the object created. The engineering tool will help users with the geometric pattern, free hand tool, and reverse engineering with PC (Point Cloud) data. This also supports 2D creation.
WinRAR

WinRAR

Eugene Roshal developed an application that can create RAR archives called WinRAR. It is a shareware file archiver and data compression utility released by Ron Dwight in 1993, while Alexander Roshal, Eugene Roshal's brother runs the business. WinRAR provides the complete support for RAR, which is WinRAR's original format in compression, ZIP archives, and unpacking of 7z, EXE, ISO, JAR, BZ2, UUE, ACE, GZ, TAR, LZH, ARJ and Z archives. It has multithreaded compression and can create archive with multi-volume and self-extracting. Damaged archives are provided with date redundancy through recovery record and recovery volumes for reconstruction. It also supports in the advancement in file names of Unicode and file system of NTFS. It has also AES (Advanced Encryption Standard) 128-bit key to be used optionally in archive encryption. The software is available in forty seven languages. It is written in C++ and runs with Windows 95, 98, Me, 2000, XP, Vista, 7 Mac OS X, FreeBSD, LInux (Wine required for GUI), and OS/2.

a word of warning

Be careful not to rename the extension on .fmt files, or any other files. This will not change the file type. Only special conversion software can change a file from one file type to another.

what is a file extension?

A file extension is the set of three or four characters at the end of a filename; in this case, .fmt. File extensions tell you what type of file it is, and tell Windows what programs can open it. Windows often associates a default program to each file extension, so that when you double-click the file, the program launches automatically. When that program is no longer on your PC, you can sometimes get an error when you try to open the associated file.

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