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DIL File Extension

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    Embarcadero Technologies, Inc.
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What is DIL file?

DIL filename suffix is mostly used for Delphi files. Embarcadero Technologies, Inc. defined the Delphi format standard. Files with DIL extension may be used by programs distributed for Windows platform. DIL file belongs to the Misc Files category just like 6033 other filename extensions listed in our database. The software recommended for managing DIL files is Delphi. Delphi software was developed by Embarcadero Technologies, Inc., and on its official website you may find more information about DIL files or the Delphi software program.

Programs which support DIL file extension

Programs that can handle DIL files are as follows. Files with DIL 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 DIL file

Windows Windows

How to open file with DIL extension?

There can be multiple causes why you have problems with opening DIL files on given system. Fortunately, most common problems with DIL 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 DIL files.

Step 1. Get the Delphi

Install software to open DIL file Problems with opening and working with DIL files are most probably having to do with no proper software compatible with DIL files being present on your machine. The solution is straightforward, just download and install Delphi. Above you will find a complete listing of programs that support DIL files, classified according to system platforms for which they are available. If you want to download Delphi installer in the most secured manner, we suggest you visit Embarcadero Technologies, Inc. website and download from their official repositories.

Step 2. Update Delphi to the latest version

Update software that support file extension DILYou still cannot access DIL files although Delphi 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 The reason that Delphi cannot handle files with DIL may be that the software is outdated. All of the file formats that were handled just fine by the previous versions of given program should be also possible to open using Delphi.

Step 3. Assign Delphi to DIL files

If you have the latest version of Delphi installed and the problem persists, select it as the default program to be used to manage DIL on your device. The next step should pose no problems. The procedure is straightforward and largely system-independent

Associate software with DIL file on Windows

The procedure to change the default program in Windows

  • Clicking the DIL with right mouse button will bring a menu from which you should select the 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 Delphi is installed. Now all that is left is to confirm your choice by selecting Always use this app to open DIL files and clicking OK.
Associate software with DIL file on Mac

The procedure to change the default program in Mac OS

  • Right-click the DIL file and select Information
  • Proceed to the Open with section. If its closed, click the title to access available options
  • Select Delphi and click Change for all...
  • Finally, a This change will be applied to all files with DIL extension message should pop-up. Click Continue button in order to confirm your choice.

Step 4. Verify that the DIL is not faulty

Should the problem still occur after following steps 1-3, check if the DIL file is valid. It is probable that the file is corrupted and thus cannot be accessed.

Check DIL file for viruses
1. The DIL may be infected with malware – make sure to scan it with an antivirus tool.

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

2. Check whether the file is corrupted or damaged

If you obtained the problematic DIL 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. If the DIL file has been downloaded from the internet only partially, try to redownload it.

3. Ensure that you have appropriate access rights

Sometimes in order to access files user need to have administrative privileges. Log out of your current account and log in to an account with sufficient access privileges. Then open the Delphi file.

4. Verify that your device fulfills the requirements to be able to open Delphi

If the systems has insufficient resources to open DIL 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 Delphi files. It may be the case that the DIL files work properly with updated software that addresses some system bugs.

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