Tips to open ATOM file

Can't open the ATOM file? You are not the only one. Thousands of users face similar problems every day. Below you will find tips on how to open ATOM files as well as a list of programs that support ATOM files.

ATOM file extension

File Name Atom Web Feed Format
File Category Web Files

The ATOM file is supported on 6 operating systems. Depending on your operating system, you may need different software to handle the ATOM files. Below is a summary of the number of programs that support and open the ATOM file on each system platform.

Operating systems
  • 3
  • 6
  • 1
  • 6
  • 1
  • 0

What is ATOM file?

The ATOM file has been categorized as Web Files. Web Files consists of 303 similar files. Atom Web Feed Format appears on 6 operating systems as a functional file. The file will work on , Android, iOS, Linux, Mac OS, Windows systems, unfortunately not on others. The Safari application is recommended to open the file. It was released by Apple, Inc.. This file type can also be opened by 21 other programs. NewsFire, RssReader, RSS Feed Creator, WebReader will apply when it is not possible to use Safari.

How to open ATOM file?

The most common problem when using Atom Web Feed Format is that a specific ATOM is not associated with the program. This causes the file ATOM to open by system applications not designed for this purpose, or to display a message that there is no associated program. This can be quickly resolved by following the instructions below.

The first thing you should do is just "doubleclick" on the ATOM file icon you want to open. If the operating system has an appropriate application to support it and there is also an association between the file and the program, the file should be opened.

Step 1. Install Safari

The first step is to check if the computer has the Safari program installed. The easiest method is to use the system search engine by entering the program name Safari in it. If it is not, installation may solve the problem, as most applications create file associations during installation. Later in this article you will find a list of programs that can open ATOM files.

Programs to open ATOM file

Remember to download programs supporting ATOM files only from verified and safe sources. We suggest using the websites of software developers.

Step 2. Create association of Safari with ATOM files

If the application is or has been freshly installed, but the ATOM file still does not use the Safari program, it means no association. This option is available from the level of Properties of a specific file available in the context menu. The displayed window will contain information about the program that supports this type of file. Using the "Change" button we can set the program to handle this type. If there is no software on the list, simply select "Browse" and manually select the directory where the application is installed. However, it is important to check the "Always use the selected program ..." box, this will allow you to permanently associate the ATOM file with the Safari application.

Step 3. Update Safari to the latest version

If, despite the association of the Safari program with the Atom Web Feed Format file, the file still does not open, check the program version and possibly update it to the newest version. This can be done using the application (if it provides such options) or from the Apple, Inc. website and install the latest version.

Step 4. Check for the following problems with the ATOM file

Of course, it may happen that despite the above steps, the file still does not work. The most common file problems are:

The affected file may be 0 KB or smaller than expected. Usually this applies to ATOM files downloaded from the Internet in case the download did not finish properly. The file should be downloaded again, making sure that the process has finished correctly.
The computer may have fallen victim to a computer virus or hacker. Perform a virus scan using available and up-to-date anti-virus software. Some antivirus vendors also provide free online scanners. The scan should cover the entire computer, not only the ATOM file that we want to open. However, remember that not every infected ATOM file can be recovered, so it is important to take care of regular backups.
This can happen especially when the program is dynamically developed and the structure of the ATOM files changes over time. On their websites, developers usually offer free solutions to such problems, e.g. in the form of a conversion program or an older version of the program.
The file may be corrupted in a number of ways. Repairing is very dependent on the file type. Some programs offer the ability to automatically repair ATOM file corruption. You can restore the file from a backup or use N/A help.
The program indicates that the file is encrypted or corrupted. The encrypted ATOM files can be used by the device on which they were encrypted, on any other device it is required to have the appropriate cryptographic key and decrypt the file before its recovery.
The operating system protects files in some locations (e.g. the root of the system partition) against unauthorized access. These directories are write-protected to them and it's very hard to fix this problem. If possible, you can try to move the ATOM file to another location.
This problem only occurs with more complex files. You may find that another program you are using is preventing you from working with the file. Running programs (including those in the background) should be verified. If the error persists after closing other programs, wait for a while. However, some background programs may block the ATOM file while scanning. If nothing helps, please reset the device.