ALX File Extension

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ActiveX Layout Control Format
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    Microsoft
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    3.3 (3 votes)

What is ALX file?

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.

Programs which support ALX file extension

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.

Programs that support ALX file

How to open file with ALX extension?

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.

Step 1. Get the ActiveX Control Pad

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.

Step 2. Update ActiveX Control Pad to the latest version

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.

Step 3. Associate ActiveX Layout Control Format files with 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

  • Right-click the ALX file and choose Open with option
  • Click Choose another app and then select More apps option
  • To finalize the process, select Look for another app on this PC entry and using the file explorer select the ActiveX Control Pad installation folder. Confirm by checking Always use this app to open ALX files box and clicking OK button.

Change the default application in Mac OS

  • By clicking right mouse button on the selected ALX file open the file menu and choose Information
  • Find the Open with option – click the title if its hidden
  • From the list choose the appropriate program and confirm by clicking Change for all....
  • Finally, a This change will be applied to all files with ALX extension message should pop-up. Click Continue button in order to confirm your choice.

Step 4. Ensure that the ALX file is complete and free of errors

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.

1. The ALX may be infected with malware – make sure to scan it with an antivirus tool.

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.

2. Check whether the file is corrupted or damaged

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.

3. Verify whether your account has administrative rights

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.

4. Check whether your system can handle ActiveX Control Pad

If the systems has insufficient resources to open ALX files, try closing all currently running applications and try again.

5. Verify that your operating system and drivers are up to date

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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