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4DL File Extension

4th Dimension Database Log Format

What is 4DL file?

4DL is a file extension commonly associated with 4th Dimension Database Log Format files. 4D defined the 4th Dimension Database Log Format format standard. Files with 4DL extension may be used by programs distributed for , Mac OS, Windows platform. 4DL file belongs to the Database Files category just like 403 other filename extensions listed in our database. The most popular program for handling 4DL files is 4th Dimension, but users can choose among 2 different programs that support this file format.

Programs which support 4DL file extension

The list that follows enumerates programs compatible with 4DL files, divided into 3 categories based on operating system on which they are available. Files with 4DL extension, just like any other file formats, can be found on any operating system. The files in question may be transferred to other devices, be it mobile or stationary, yet not all systems may be capable of properly handling such files.

Programs that support 4DL file

How to open file with 4DL extension?

Problems with accessing 4DL may be due to various reasons. What is important, all common issues related to files with 4DL extension can be resolved by the users themselves. The process is quick and doesn’t involve an IT expert. We have prepared a listing of which will help you resolve your problems with 4DL files.

Step 1. Download and install 4th Dimension

Install software to open 4DL file The main and most frequent cause precluding users form opening 4DL files is that no program that can handle 4DL files is installed on user’s system. This issue can be addressed by downloading and installing 4th Dimension or different compatible program, such as 4D SQL. The full list of programs grouped by operating systems can be found above. If you want to download 4th Dimension installer in the most secured manner, we suggest you visit website and download from their official repositories.

Step 2. Check the version of 4th Dimension and update if needed

Update software that support file extension 4DLIf the problems with opening 4DL files still occur even after installing 4th Dimension, it is possible that you have an outdated version of the software. Check the developer’s website whether a newer version of 4th Dimension is available. Sometimes software developers introduce new formats in place of that already supports along with newer versions of their applications. If you have an older version of 4th Dimension installed, it may not support 4DL format. The latest version of 4th Dimension should support all file formats that where compatible with older versions of the software.

Step 3. Set the default application to open 4DL files to 4th Dimension

If you have the latest version of 4th Dimension installed and the problem persists, select it as the default program to be used to manage 4DL on your device. The next step should pose no problems. The procedure is straightforward and largely system-independent

Associate software with 4DL file on Windows

Selecting the first-choice application in Windows

  • Clicking the 4DL with right mouse button will bring a menu from which you should select the Open with option
  • Select Choose another app → More apps
  • The last step is to select Look for another app on this PC option supply the directory path to the folder where 4th Dimension is installed. Now all that is left is to confirm your choice by selecting Always use this app to open 4DL files and clicking OK.
Associate software with 4DL file on Mac

Selecting the first-choice application in Mac OS

  • From the drop-down menu, accessed by clicking the file with 4DL extension, select Information
  • Find the Open with option – click the title if its hidden
  • Select the appropriate software and save your settings by clicking Change all
  • If you followed the previous steps a message should appear: This change will be applied to all files with 4DL extension. Next, click the Continue button to finalize the process.

Step 4. Check the 4DL for errors

If you followed the instructions form the previous steps yet the issue is still not solved, you should verify the 4DL file in question. It is probable that the file is corrupted and thus cannot be accessed.

Check 4DL file for viruses
1. The 4DL may be infected with malware – make sure to scan it with an antivirus tool.

Should it happed that the 4DL is infected with a virus, this may be that cause that prevents you from accessing it. Scan the 4DL file as well as your computer for malware or viruses. 4DL file is infected with malware? Follow the steps suggested by your antivirus software.

2. Verify that the 4DL file’s structure is intact

Did you receive the 4DL file in question from a different person? Ask him/her to send it one more time. During the copy process of the file errors may occurred rendering the file incomplete or corrupted. This could be the source of encountered problems with the file. When downloading the file with 4DL extension from the internet an error may occurred resulting in incomplete file. Try downloading the file again.

3. Verify whether your account has administrative rights

Sometimes in order to access files user need to have administrative privileges. Log out of your current account and log in to an account with sufficient access privileges. Then open the 4th Dimension Database Log Format file.

4. Make sure that the system has sufficient resources to run 4th Dimension

The operating systems may note enough free resources to run the application that support 4DL files. Close all running programs and try opening the 4DL file.

5. Check if you have the latest updates to the operating system and drivers

Up-to-date system and drivers not only makes your computer more secure, but also may solve problems with 4th Dimension Database Log Format file. Outdated drivers or software may have caused the inability to use a peripheral device needed to handle 4DL files.

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