DCX File Extension

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FoxPro Database Index

What is DCX file?

DCX is a file extension commonly associated with FoxPro Database Index files. DCX files are supported by software applications available for devices running Windows. DCX file format, along with 343 other file formats, belongs to the Database Files category. The software recommended for managing DCX files is Visual FoxPro. On the official website of Microsoft Corporation developer not only will you find detailed information about theVisual FoxPro software, but also about DCX and other supported file formats.

Programs which support DCX file extension

Below is a table that list programs that support DCX files. DCX files can be encountered on all system platforms, including mobile, yet there is no guarantee each will properly support such files.

Programs that support DCX file

How to open file with DCX extension?

Being unable to open files with DCX extension can be have various origins. Fortunately, most common problems with DCX files can be solved without in-depth IT knowledge, and most importantly, in a matter of minutes. We have prepared a listing of which will help you resolve your problems with DCX files.

Step 1. Download and install Visual FoxPro

The main and most frequent cause precluding users form opening DCX files is that no program that can handle DCX files is installed on user’s system. The solution to this problem is very simple. Download Visual FoxPro and install it on your device. Above you will find a complete listing of programs that support DCX files, classified according to system platforms for which they are available. If you want to download Visual FoxPro installer in the most secured manner, we suggest you visit Microsoft Corporation website and download from their official repositories.

Step 2. Verify the you have the latest version of Visual FoxPro

If the problems with opening DCX files still occur even after installing Visual FoxPro, it is possible that you have an outdated version of the software. Check the developer’s website whether a newer version of Visual FoxPro 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 Visual FoxPro installed, it may not support DCX format. The most recent version of Visual FoxPro is backward compatible and can handle file formats supported by older versions of the software.

Step 3. Associate FoxPro Database Index files with Visual FoxPro

After installing Visual FoxPro (the most recent version) make sure that it is set as the default application to open DCX files. The next step should pose no problems. The procedure is straightforward and largely system-independent

Selecting the first-choice application in Windows

  • Choose the Open with entry from the file menu accessed by right-mouse clicking on the DCX file
  • 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 Visual FoxPro installation folder. Confirm by checking Always use this app to open DCX files box and clicking OK button.

Selecting the first-choice application in Mac OS

  • From the drop-down menu, accessed by clicking the file with DCX 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
  • A message window should appear informing that This change will be applied to all files with DCX extension. By clicking Continue you confirm your selection.

Step 4. Verify that the DCX is not faulty

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

1. Check the DCX file for viruses or malware

If the DCX is indeed infected, it is possible that the malware is blocking it from opening. Scan the DCX file as well as your computer for malware or viruses. DCX file is infected with malware? Follow the steps suggested by your antivirus software.

2. Check whether the file is corrupted or damaged

Did you receive the DCX 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. If the DCX 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.

Sometimes in order to access files user need to have administrative privileges. Log in using an administrative account and see If this solves the problem.

4. Check whether your system can handle Visual FoxPro

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

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

Latest versions of programs and drivers may help you solve problems with FoxPro Database Index files and ensure security of your device and operating system. It may be the case that the DCX files work properly with updated software that addresses some system bugs.

Conversion of a DCX file

File Conversions from DCX extension to a different format
File conversions from other format to DCX file
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