Files with ole file extension can be found as Microsoft Object Linking and Embedding files. One of the typical file type in Windows.

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OLE file extension - Microsoft Object Linking and Embedding data

What is ole file? How to open ole files?

File type specification:

Document file type icon Document file type

The ole file extension is related to Object Linking and Embedding.

OLE is a technology that allows embedding and linking to documents and other objects developed by Microsoft.

For developers, it brought OLE Control eXtension (OCX), a way to develop and use custom user interface elements. On a technical level, an OLE object is any object that implements the IOleObject interface, possibly along with a wide range of other interfaces, depending on the object's needs.

The default software associated to open ole file:

Microsoft Windows icon

Microsoft Corporation logoMicrosoft Windows  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
Microsoft Corporation

A family of operating systems developed by the Microsoft Corp. The first Windows was released in 1985 as a GUI add-on to MS-DOS.  MS-DOS based Windows versions were developed to 2000, when was released the last version called Windows ME. Windows based on NT core started in 1993. Windows NT family are developed to these days, the latest version is called Windows 10.

Microsoft Office icon

Microsoft Corporation logoMicrosoft Office  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
Microsoft Corporation

Microsoft Office is popular productivity suite for Microsoft Windows. Microsoft Office contains a set of applications and services used to work with documents (Microsoft Word), spreadsheets (Microsoft Excel), presentations (Microsoft Powerpoint), databases (Microsoft Access) etc..

Microsoft Office can be also used to manage e-mail accounts, tasks, calendars and contacts (Microsoft Outlook). Microsoft Office for Windows is distributed in four editions for Home, Academic and corporate sector.

Help how to open:

The *.ole files are used by Microsoft Windows and Office applications for their internal operations with documents and other objects.

How to convert:

This *.ole file type can't be converted to any other file format.

List of recommended software applications associated to the .ole file extension

Recommended software programs are sorted by OS platform (Windows, macOS, Linux, iOS, Android etc.)
and possible program actions that can be done with the file: like open ole file, edit ole file, convert ole file, view ole file, play ole file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in's database).

Unspecified and all other actions for computer programs working with ole file - Microsoft Object Linking and Embedding data

Click on the software link for more information about Microsoft Windows. Microsoft Windows uses ole file type for its internal purposes and/or also by different way than common edit or open file actions (eg. to install/execute/support an application itself, to store application or user data, configure program etc.).

Microsoft Windows:

Main software associated with ole file by default:
Microsoft Windows small icon Microsoft Windows
Microsoft Office small icon Microsoft Office

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