DIME File Extension

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Direct Internet Message Encapsulation Format

What is DIME file?

Full format name of files that use DIME extension is Direct Internet Message Encapsulation Format. DIME files are supported by software applications available for devices running Linux, Mac OS, Windows. Files with DIME extension are categorized as Encoded Files files. The Encoded Files subset comprises 212 various file formats. The most popular program for handling DIME files is DIME parser, but users can choose among 2 different programs that support this file format.

Programs which support DIME file extension

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

How to open file with DIME extension?

Being unable to open files with DIME extension can be have various origins. What is important, all common issues related to files with DIME extension can be resolved by the users themselves. The process is quick and doesn’t involve an IT expert. We have prepared a listing of which will help you resolve your problems with DIME files.

Step 1. Download and install DIME parser

Problems with opening and working with DIME files are most probably having to do with no proper software compatible with DIME files being present on your machine. The solution is straightforward, just download and install DIME parser. On the top of the page a list that contains all programs grouped based on operating systems supported can be found. If you want to download DIME parser installer in the most secured manner, we suggest you visit website and download from their official repositories.

Step 2. Update DIME parser to the latest version

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

Step 3. Assign DIME parser to DIME files

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 DIME 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.

Change the default application in Windows

  • Choose the Open with entry from the file menu accessed by right-mouse clicking on the DIME file
  • 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 DIME parser is installed. Now all that is left is to confirm your choice by selecting Always use this app to open DIME files and clicking OK.

Change the default application in Mac OS

  • From the drop-down menu, accessed by clicking the file with DIME extension, select Information
  • Find the Open with option – click the title if its hidden
  • Select DIME parser and click Change for all...
  • If you followed the previous steps a message should appear: This change will be applied to all files with DIME extension. Next, click the Continue button to finalize the process.

Step 4. Ensure that the DIME 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 DIME file in question. It is probable that the file is corrupted and thus cannot be accessed.

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

If the file is infected, the malware that resides in the DIME 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 DIME file is unsafe, proceed as instructed by the antivirus program to neutralize the threat.

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

If the DIME 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 DIME file has been downloaded from the internet only partially, try to redownload it.

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 system is under havy load, it may not be able to handle the program that you use to open files with DIME extension. In this case close the other applications.

5. Ensure that you have the latest drivers and system updates and patches installed

Latest versions of programs and drivers may help you solve problems with Direct Internet Message Encapsulation Format files and ensure security of your device and operating system. It is possible that one of the available system or driver updates may solve the problems with DIME files affecting older versions of given software.

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