DFXP File Extension

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Timed Text Markup Language
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What is DFXP file?

DFXP is a file extension commonly associated with Timed Text Markup Language files. Files with DFXP extension may be used by programs distributed for Windows platform. DFXP file belongs to the Digital Video Files category just like 119 other filename extensions listed in our database. Microsoft Silverlight supports DFXP files and is the most frequently used program to handle such files, yet 1 other tools may also be used. Microsoft Silverlight software was developed by Microsoft Corporation, and on its official website you may find more information about DFXP files or the Microsoft Silverlight software program.

Programs which support DFXP file extension

Below is a table that list programs that support DFXP files. Files with DFXP 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 DFXP file

How to open file with DFXP extension?

Problems with accessing DFXP may be due to various reasons. What is important, all common issues related to files with DFXP extension can be resolved by the users themselves. The process is quick and doesn’t involve an IT expert. The list below will guide you through the process of addressing the encountered problem.

Step 1. Install Microsoft Silverlight software

Problems with opening and working with DFXP files are most probably having to do with no proper software compatible with DFXP files being present on your machine. This issue can be addressed by downloading and installing Microsoft Silverlight or different compatible program, such as Adobe Flash Player. Above you will find a complete listing of programs that support DFXP files, classified according to system platforms for which they are available. If you want to download Microsoft Silverlight installer in the most secured manner, we suggest you visit Microsoft Corporation website and download from their official repositories.

Step 2. Check the version of Microsoft Silverlight and update if needed

You still cannot access DFXP files although Microsoft Silverlight is installed on your system? Make sure that the software is up to date. Software developers may implement support for more modern file formats in updated versions of their products. The reason that Microsoft Silverlight cannot handle files with DFXP may be that the software is outdated. The most recent version of Microsoft Silverlight is backward compatible and can handle file formats supported by older versions of the software.

Step 3. Set the default application to open DFXP files to Microsoft Silverlight

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

Change the default application in Windows

  • Choose the Open with entry from the file menu accessed by right-mouse clicking on the DFXP file
  • Next, select the Choose another app option and then using More apps open the list of available applications
  • Finally select Look for another app on this PC, point to the folder where Microsoft Silverlight is installed, check the Always use this app to open DFXP files box and conform your selection by clicking OK button

Change the default application in Mac OS

  • Right-click the DFXP file and select Information
  • Proceed to the Open with section. If its closed, click the title to access available options
  • 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 DFXP extension. By clicking Continue you confirm your selection.

Step 4. Check the DFXP for errors

You closely followed the steps listed in points 1-3, but the problem is still present? You should check whether the file is a proper DFXP file. It is probable that the file is corrupted and thus cannot be accessed.

1. The DFXP may be infected with malware – make sure to scan it with an antivirus tool.

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

2. Check whether the file is corrupted or damaged

If the DFXP file was sent to you by someone else, ask this person to resend the file to you. 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 DFXP 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 Microsoft Silverlight

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

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

Up-to-date system and drivers not only makes your computer more secure, but also may solve problems with Timed Text Markup Language file. It may be the case that the DFXP files work properly with updated software that addresses some system bugs.

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