DIS File Extension

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Oracle Discoverer Workbook
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What is DIS file?

DIS is a file extension commonly associated with Oracle Discoverer Workbook files. Oracle Discoverer Workbook specification was created by Oracle. DIS files are supported by software applications available for devices running Linux, Windows. DIS file belongs to the Spreadsheet Files category just like 90 other filename extensions listed in our database. Oracle Discoverer supports DIS files and is the most frequently used program to handle such files, yet 1 other tools may also be used. Software named Oracle Discoverer was created by Oracle Corporation. In order to find more detailed information on the software and DIS files, check the developer’s official website.

Programs which support DIS file extension

The following list contains programs grouped by 2 operating systems that support DIS files. DIS files can be encountered on all system platforms, including mobile, yet there is no guarantee each will properly support such files.

Programs that support DIS file

How to open file with DIS extension?

Being unable to open files with DIS extension can be have various origins. Fortunately, most common problems with DIS 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. Download and install Oracle Discoverer

The main and most frequent cause precluding users form opening DIS files is that no program that can handle DIS files is installed on user’s system. The solution to this problem is very simple. Download Oracle Discoverer and install it on your device. The full list of programs grouped by operating systems can be found above. The safest method of downloading Oracle Discoverer installed is by going to developer’s website (Oracle Corporation) and downloading the software using provided links.

Step 2. Verify the you have the latest version of Oracle Discoverer

You still cannot access DIS files although Oracle Discoverer is installed on your system? Make sure that the software is up to date. 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 DIS files are not compatible with Oracle Discoverer. All of the file formats that were handled just fine by the previous versions of given program should be also possible to open using Oracle Discoverer.

Step 3. Set the default application to open DIS files to Oracle Discoverer

After installing Oracle Discoverer (the most recent version) make sure that it is set as the default application to open DIS files. The process of associating file formats with default application may differ in details depending on platform, but the basic procedure is very similar.

Selecting the first-choice application in Windows

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

Selecting the first-choice application in Mac OS

  • Right-click the DIS file and select Information
  • Open the Open with section by clicking its name
  • 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 DIS extension. By clicking Continue you confirm your selection.

Step 4. Check the DIS for errors

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

1. Check the DIS file for viruses or malware

Should it happed that the DIS is infected with a virus, this may be that cause that prevents you from accessing it. It is advised to scan the system for viruses and malware as soon as possible or use an online antivirus scanner. If the DIS file is indeed infected follow the instructions below.

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

If the DIS file was sent to you by someone else, ask this person to resend the file to you. The file might have been copied erroneously and the data lost integrity, which precludes from accessing the file. When downloading the file with DIS extension from the internet an error may occurred resulting in incomplete file. Try downloading the file again.

3. Ensure that you have appropriate access rights

There is a possibility that the file in question can only be accessed by users with sufficient system privileges. Log in using an administrative account and see If this solves the problem.

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

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

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

Latest versions of programs and drivers may help you solve problems with Oracle Discoverer Workbook files and ensure security of your device and operating system. Outdated drivers or software may have caused the inability to use a peripheral device needed to handle DIS files.

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