ORIG File Extension

Have a problem opening a .ORIG file? We collect information about file formats and can explain what ORIG files are. Additionally we recommend software suitable for opening or converting such files.

What is the .ORIG file type?

Files bearing the .orig extension typically serve as backup files. This extension signifies that the file represents its original version, especially when a new or updated version is crafted, preserving the original for backup needs.

Given that multiple software tools employ the .orig extension, these files can encapsulate diverse data types. It's common to incorporate the original file's extension into the .orig file's name upon its creation. For instance, if one were to generate an .orig file from "document1.doc", it would be renamed as "document1.doc.orig".

Primarily, .orig files find their use within the Linux and Unix operating systems. They emerge when users implement patches and updates. Such files enable users to revert changes if the update leads to computational inefficiencies.

Software to open or convert ORIG files

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