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DCTX File Extension

Microsoft Office IME Open Extended Dictionary
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    Microsoft Corporation
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What is DCTX file?

Full format name of files that use DCTX extension is Microsoft Office IME Open Extended Dictionary. Microsoft Office IME Open Extended Dictionary specification was created by Microsoft Corporation. DCTX files are supported by software applications available for devices running Windows. Files with DCTX extension are categorized as Misc Files files. The Misc Files subset comprises 6033 various file formats. The software recommended for managing DCTX files is Microsoft Office. On the official website of Microsoft Corporation developer not only will you find detailed information about theMicrosoft Office software, but also about DCTX and other supported file formats.

Programs which support DCTX file extension

The following listing features DCTX-compatible programs. Files with DCTX suffix can be copied to any mobile device or system platform, but it may not be possible to open them properly on target system.

Programs that support DCTX file

How to open file with DCTX extension?

Problems with accessing DCTX may be due to various reasons. Fortunately, most common problems with DCTX files can be solved without in-depth IT knowledge, and most importantly, in a matter of minutes. The list below will guide you through the process of addressing the encountered problem.

Step 1. Install Microsoft Office software

Install software to open DCTX file Problems with opening and working with DCTX files are most probably having to do with no proper software compatible with DCTX files being present on your machine. To address this issue, go to the Microsoft Office developer website, download the tool, and install it. It is that easy The full list of programs grouped by operating systems can be found above. The safest method of downloading Microsoft Office installed is by going to developer’s website (Microsoft Corporation) and downloading the software using provided links.

Step 2. Update Microsoft Office to the latest version

Update software that support file extension DCTXIf you already have Microsoft Office installed on your systems and DCTX files are still not opened properly, check if you have the latest version of the software. Software developers may implement support for more modern file formats in updated versions of their products. This can be one of the causes why DCTX files are not compatible with Microsoft Office. The latest version of Microsoft Office should support all file formats that where compatible with older versions of the software.

Step 3. Assign Microsoft Office to DCTX files

If the issue has not been solved in the previous step, you should associate DCTX files with latest version of Microsoft Office you have installed 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.

Associate software with DCTX file on Windows

Change the default application in Windows

  • Clicking the DCTX with right mouse button will bring a menu from which you should select the Open with option
  • Next, select the Choose another app option and then using More apps open the list of available applications
  • The last step is to select Look for another app on this PC option supply the directory path to the folder where Microsoft Office is installed. Now all that is left is to confirm your choice by selecting Always use this app to open DCTX files and clicking OK.
Associate software with DCTX file on Mac

Change the default application in Mac OS

  • Right-click the DCTX file and select Information
  • Proceed to the Open with section. If its closed, click the title to access available options
  • From the list choose the appropriate program and confirm by clicking Change for all....
  • If you followed the previous steps a message should appear: This change will be applied to all files with DCTX extension. Next, click the Continue button to finalize the process.

Step 4. Check the DCTX for errors

Should the problem still occur after following steps 1-3, check if the DCTX file is valid. Being unable to access the file can be related to various issues.

Check DCTX file for viruses
1. Check the DCTX file for viruses or malware

If the DCTX is indeed infected, it is possible that the malware is blocking it from opening. Scan the DCTX file as well as your computer for malware or viruses. If the scanner detected that the DCTX file is unsafe, proceed as instructed by the antivirus program to neutralize the threat.

2. Verify that the DCTX file’s structure is intact

Did you receive the DCTX file in question from a different person? Ask him/her to send it one more time. It is possible that the file has not been properly copied to a data storage and is incomplete and therefore cannot be opened. If the DCTX file has been downloaded from the internet only partially, try to redownload it.

3. Check if the user that you are logged as has administrative privileges.

Some files require elevated access rights to open them. Log out of your current account and log in to an account with sufficient access privileges. Then open the Microsoft Office IME Open Extended Dictionary file.

4. Check whether your system can handle Microsoft Office

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

5. Ensure that you have the latest drivers and system updates and patches installed

Up-to-date system and drivers not only makes your computer more secure, but also may solve problems with Microsoft Office IME Open Extended Dictionary file. It is possible that one of the available system or driver updates may solve the problems with DCTX files affecting older versions of given software.

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