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I am trying to salvage old data, and one of my output files is in Molden format.

  1. I tried downloading Molden at its homesite but the link does not seem to work.
  2. Is there another way to access Molden format files?

Thank you very much.

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I am fairly sure Molden can be downloaded. However, programs like JMol, and Chemcraft are usually cross-compatiblr with molden.

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  • $\begingroup$ As far as I know, ChemCraft is not able to read molden files. I don't use JMol, so maybe that works. It would be best if you could support your claims with more data, and/ or links to documentation of the programs. $\endgroup$ – Martin - マーチン Nov 14 '16 at 8:29
  • $\begingroup$ Even though ChemCraft does not open .molden files, it is able to open .wfn files. So if using ChemCraft (or any other .wfn-compatible software that can't read .molden files) is imperative, my answer might be helpful. $\endgroup$ – schneiderfelipe Jan 20 '17 at 19:11
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In case you're OK with converting, Molden2AIM may be a good alternative. It is able to convert .molden files into .wfn files which are easier to handle in my opinion (the software actually does a bit more than just that, such as generating .47 files for NBO analysis).

If your .molden files were generated by ORCA, you may also try an automated script that handles the details of using Molden2AIM for you.

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