DIM File Extension

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DIME Format

What is DIM file?

DIM filename suffix is mostly used for DIME Format files. DIM file format is compatible with software that can be installed on Linux, Mac OS, Windows system platform. DIM file belongs to the Encoded Files category just like 202 other filename extensions listed in our database. DIME parser supports DIM files and is the most frequently used program to handle such files, yet 2 other tools may also be used.

Programs which support DIM file extension

The following list contains programs grouped by 3 operating systems that support DIM files. Files with DIM 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 DIM file

How to open file with DIM extension?

Being unable to open files with DIM extension can be have various origins. Fortunately, most common problems with DIM files can be solved without in-depth IT knowledge, and most importantly, in a matter of minutes. The following is a list of guidelines that will help you identify and solve file-related problems.

Step 1. Get the DIME parser

The main and most frequent cause precluding users form opening DIM files is that no program that can handle DIM files is installed on user’s system. The solution to this problem is very simple. Download DIME parser and install it on your device. Above you will find a complete listing of programs that support DIM files, classified according to system platforms for which they are available. The safest method of downloading DIME parser installed is by going to developer’s website () and downloading the software using provided links.

Step 2. Update DIME parser to the latest version

If you already have DIME parser installed on your systems and DIM 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. The reason that DIME parser cannot handle files with DIM may be that the software is outdated. The latest version of DIME parser should support all file formats that where compatible with older versions of the software.

Step 3. Set the default application to open DIM files to DIME parser

If you have the latest version of DIME parser installed and the problem persists, select it as the default program to be used to manage DIM on your device. The process of associating file formats with default application may differ in details depending on platform, but the basic procedure is very similar.

The procedure to change the default program in Windows

  • Clicking the DIM with right mouse button will bring a menu from which you should select the Open with option
  • Next, select the Choose another app option and then using More apps open the list of available applications
  • The last step is to select Look for another app on this PC option supply the directory path to the folder where DIME parser is installed. Now all that is left is to confirm your choice by selecting Always use this app to open DIM files and clicking OK.

The procedure to change the default program in Mac OS

  • From the drop-down menu, accessed by clicking the file with DIM extension, select Information
  • Find the Open with option – click the title if its hidden
  • 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 DIM extension. By clicking Continue you confirm your selection.

Step 4. Check the DIM 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 DIM file. Problems with opening the file may arise due to various reasons.

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

If the DIM 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 scanner detected that the DIM 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 DIM 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. When downloading the file with DIM 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

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 DIME parser

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

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

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

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