DFE File Extension

DFE file icon
RISC OS Comma Separated Value
  • Developer
    RISCOS Ltd.
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What is DFE file?

Full format name of files that use DFE extension is RISC OS Comma Separated Value. RISC OS Comma Separated Value specification was created by RISCOS Ltd.. DFE files are supported by software applications available for devices running , Linux, Mac OS, Windows. Files with DFE extension are categorized as Document Files files. The Document Files subset comprises 574 various file formats. The most popular program for handling DFE files is Windows Notepad, but users can choose among 5 different programs that support this file format. Windows Notepad software was developed by Microsoft Corporation, and on its official website you may find more information about DFE files or the Windows Notepad software program.

Programs which support DFE file extension

Below you will find an index of software programs that can be used to open DFE files divided into 4 categories according to system platform supported. Files with DFE 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 DFE file

How to open file with DFE extension?

Problems with accessing DFE may be due to various reasons. On the bright side, the most encountered issues pertaining to RISC OS Comma Separated Value files aren’t complex. In most cases they can be addressed swiftly and effectively without assistance from a specialist. The list below will guide you through the process of addressing the encountered problem.

Step 1. Get the Windows Notepad

The main and most frequent cause precluding users form opening DFE files is that no program that can handle DFE files is installed on user’s system. The most obvious solution is to download and install Windows Notepad or one to the listed programs: TextEdit, Ovation Pro, NotePad++ text editor. On the top of the page a list that contains all programs grouped based on operating systems supported can be found. One of the most risk-free method of downloading software is using links provided by official distributors. Visit Windows Notepad website and download the installer.

Step 2. Verify the you have the latest version of Windows Notepad

If you already have Windows Notepad installed on your systems and DFE files are still not opened properly, check if you have the latest version of the software. Sometimes software developers introduce new formats in place of that already supports along with newer versions of their applications. This can be one of the causes why DFE files are not compatible with Windows Notepad. All of the file formats that were handled just fine by the previous versions of given program should be also possible to open using Windows Notepad.

Step 3. Associate RISC OS Comma Separated Value files with Windows Notepad

If the issue has not been solved in the previous step, you should associate DFE files with latest version of Windows Notepad you have installed on your device. The method is quite simple and varies little across operating systems.

Selecting the first-choice application in Windows

  • Clicking the DFE with right mouse button will bring a menu from which you should select the 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 Windows Notepad installation folder. Confirm by checking Always use this app to open DFE 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 DFE extension, select 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....
  • If you followed the previous steps a message should appear: This change will be applied to all files with DFE extension. Next, click the Continue button to finalize the process.

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

If you followed the instructions form the previous steps yet the issue is still not solved, you should verify the DFE file in question. Problems with opening the file may arise due to various reasons.

1. The DFE 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 DFE file hinders attempts to open it. Immediately scan the file using an antivirus tool or scan the whole system to ensure the whole system is safe. If the scanner detected that the DFE file is unsafe, proceed as instructed by the antivirus program to neutralize the threat.

2. Ensure the file with DFE extension is complete and error-free

If the DFE 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. When downloading the file with DFE extension from the internet an error may occurred resulting in incomplete file. Try downloading the file again.

3. Ensure that you have appropriate access rights

There is a possibility that the file in question can only be accessed by users with sufficient system privileges. Log in using an administrative account and see If this solves the problem.

4. Check whether your system can handle Windows Notepad

The operating systems may note enough free resources to run the application that support DFE files. Close all running programs and try opening the DFE file.

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

Regularly updated system, drivers, and programs keep your computer secure. This may also prevent problems with RISC OS Comma Separated Value files. Outdated drivers or software may have caused the inability to use a peripheral device needed to handle DFE files.

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