DFONT File Extension

DFONT file icon
Mac OS X Data Fork Font

What is DFONT file?

DFONT filename suffix is mostly used for Mac OS X Data Fork Font files. DFONT files are supported by software applications available for devices running Mac OS, Windows. DFONT file format, along with 104 other file formats, belongs to the Font Files category. The most popular program for handling DFONT files is DfontSplitter, but users can choose among 2 different programs that support this file format.

Programs which support DFONT file extension

The list that follows enumerates programs compatible with DFONT files, divided into 2 categories based on operating system on which they are available. Files with DFONT 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 DFONT file

How to open file with DFONT extension?

Problems with accessing DFONT may be due to various reasons. Fortunately, most common problems with DFONT 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 DfontSplitter software

Problems with opening and working with DFONT files are most probably having to do with no proper software compatible with DFONT files being present on your machine. This issue can be addressed by downloading and installing DfontSplitter or different compatible program, such as Mac OS X. Above you will find a complete listing of programs that support DFONT 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 DfontSplitter website and download the installer.

Step 2. Update DfontSplitter to the latest version

If you already have DfontSplitter installed on your systems and DFONT 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. This can be one of the causes why DFONT files are not compatible with DfontSplitter. All of the file formats that were handled just fine by the previous versions of given program should be also possible to open using DfontSplitter.

Step 3. Set the default application to open DFONT files to DfontSplitter

After installing DfontSplitter (the most recent version) make sure that it is set as the default application to open DFONT files. The method is quite simple and varies little across operating systems.

Change the default application in Windows

  • Right-click the DFONT file and choose Open with option
  • Select Choose another app → More apps
  • The last step is to select Look for another app on this PC option supply the directory path to the folder where DfontSplitter is installed. Now all that is left is to confirm your choice by selecting Always use this app to open DFONT files and clicking OK.

Change the default application in Mac OS

  • Right-click the DFONT 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....
  • Finally, a This change will be applied to all files with DFONT extension message should pop-up. Click Continue button in order to confirm your choice.

Step 4. Verify that the DFONT is not faulty

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

1. Verify that the DFONT in question is not infected with a computer virus

If the DFONT is indeed infected, it is possible that the malware is blocking it from opening. Immediately scan the file using an antivirus tool or scan the whole system to ensure the whole system is safe. If the DFONT file is indeed infected follow the instructions below.

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

If you obtained the problematic DFONT file from a third party, ask them to supply you with another copy. The file might have been copied erroneously and the data lost integrity, which precludes from accessing the file. When downloading the file with DFONT extension from the internet an error may occurred resulting in incomplete file. Try downloading the file again.

3. Verify whether your account has administrative rights

Some files require elevated access rights to open them. Log in using an administrative account and see If this solves the problem.

4. Check whether your system can handle DfontSplitter

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

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 Mac OS X Data Fork Font files. Outdated drivers or software may have caused the inability to use a peripheral device needed to handle DFONT files.

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