DEX File Extension

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Dalvik Executable Format
  • Developer
    Google
  • Popularity
    3.3 (6 votes)

What is DEX file?

A .DEX file format, also known as the Dalvik Executable file, is a compiled code created for initializing and executing applications on Android Mobile OS. The DEX file can be interpreted using the Dalvik Virtual Machine (DVM), and the file is considered as light weight when compared to the .class files. Using the DEX files in conjunction with the Google SDK software, the developers can create Android applications on Windows and Mac platforms. Further, multiple DEX files are packaged and distributed in the APK format, which are considered as the actual Android applications. 

Programs that support DEX file

Conversion of a DEX file

When you install one of the applications from the list of programs that you found here, you should be able to open or edit the file with the DEX extension without any issue. However, if you still have problems with this, you may use the option of DEX file conversion to a different format.

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

We hope we helped you solve the problem with the DEX file. If you do not know where you can download the application from our list, click on the link (which is the name of the program) - you will find more information there on the location where to download the secure setup version of the required application.

What else may cause problems?

There can be more reasons which determine that you are not able to open the DEX file (apart from the lack of the proper application installed).

First - the DEX file may be incorrectly associated with the application installed to support it. In this case, you need to change this association by yourself. To do this, right-click on the DEX file that you want to edit, click "Open with" and then select the program from the list that you have installed. After this operation, the problems with opening the DEX file should be solved.

Second - the file you want to open can simply be damaged. Then, the best solution is to find a new version of given file, or download it again from the same source as before (maybe for some reason in the previous session the download of the DEX file has not been completed and it cannot be opened properly).

Do you want to help?

If you have additional information about the DEX file, we will be grateful if you share it with our users. To do this, use the form here and send us your information on DEX file.

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