Full format name of files that use ALX extension is ActiveX Layout Control Format. Microsoft defined the ActiveX Layout Control Format format standard. ALX files are supported by software applications available for devices running Windows. ALX file format, along with 303 other file formats, belongs to the Web Files category. The most popular program for handling ALX files is ActiveX Control Pad, but users can choose among 1 different programs that support this file format.
The following listing features ALX-compatible programs. Files with ALX 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.
There can be multiple causes why you have problems with opening ALX files on given system. What is important, all common issues related to files with ALX 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 ALX files.
Problems with opening and working with ALX files are most probably having to do with no proper software compatible with ALX files being present on your machine. This issue can be addressed by downloading and installing ActiveX Control Pad or different compatible program, such as Microsoft Internet Explorer. Above you will find a complete listing of programs that support ALX files, classified according to system platforms for which they are available. One of the most risk-free method of downloading software is using links provided by official distributors. Visit ActiveX Control Pad website and download the installer.
If you already have ActiveX Control Pad installed on your systems and ALX files are still not opened properly, check if you have the latest version of the software. It may also happen that software creators by updating their applications add compatibility with other, newer file formats. If you have an older version of ActiveX Control Pad installed, it may not support ALX format. All of the file formats that were handled just fine by the previous versions of given program should be also possible to open using ActiveX Control Pad.
If you have the latest version of ActiveX Control Pad installed and the problem persists, select it as the default program to be used to manage ALX on your device. The process of associating file formats with default application may differ in details depending on platform, but the basic procedure is very similar.
Change the default application in Windows
Change the default application in Mac OS
You closely followed the steps listed in points 1-3, but the problem is still present? You should check whether the file is a proper ALX file. Problems with opening the file may arise due to various reasons.
If the file is infected, the malware that resides in the ALX file hinders attempts to open it. Scan the ALX file as well as your computer for malware or viruses. If the scanner detected that the ALX file is unsafe, proceed as instructed by the antivirus program to neutralize the threat.
If the ALX file was sent to you by someone else, ask this person to resend the file to you. The file might have been copied erroneously and the data lost integrity, which precludes from accessing the file. If the ALX file has been downloaded from the internet only partially, try to redownload it.
Sometimes in order to access files user need to have administrative privileges. Switch to an account that has required privileges and try opening the ActiveX Layout Control Format file again.
If the systems has insufficient resources to open ALX files, try closing all currently running applications and try again.
Up-to-date system and drivers not only makes your computer more secure, but also may solve problems with ActiveX Layout Control Format file. It is possible that one of the available system or driver updates may solve the problems with ALX files affecting older versions of given software.
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