DIX File Extension

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DIVA-GIS Export Format
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What is DIX file?

Full format name of files that use DIX extension is DIVA-GIS Export Format. DIX files are supported by software applications available for devices running Windows. DIX file belongs to the GIS Files category just like 87 other filename extensions listed in our database. The most popular software that supports DIX files is DIVA-GIS. Software named DIVA-GIS was created by Robert Hijmans. In order to find more detailed information on the software and DIX files, check the developer’s official website.

Programs which support DIX file extension

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

Windows Windows

How to open file with DIX extension?

Problems with accessing DIX may be due to various reasons. On the bright side, the most encountered issues pertaining to DIVA-GIS Export Format files aren’t complex. In most cases they can be addressed swiftly and effectively without assistance from a specialist. We have prepared a listing of which will help you resolve your problems with DIX files.

Step 1. Get the DIVA-GIS

The main and most frequent cause precluding users form opening DIX files is that no program that can handle DIX files is installed on user’s system. The solution is straightforward, just download and install DIVA-GIS. On the top of the page a list that contains all programs grouped based on operating systems supported can be found. The safest method of downloading DIVA-GIS installed is by going to developer’s website (Robert Hijmans) and downloading the software using provided links.

Step 2. Update DIVA-GIS to the latest version

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

Step 3. Assign DIVA-GIS to DIX files

If the issue has not been solved in the previous step, you should associate DIX files with latest version of DIVA-GIS you have installed on your device. The next step should pose no problems. The procedure is straightforward and largely system-independent

Change the default application in Windows

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

Change the default application in Mac OS

  • From the drop-down menu, accessed by clicking the file with DIX extension, select Information
  • Open the Open with section by clicking its name
  • From the list choose the appropriate program and confirm by clicking Change for all....
  • Finally, a This change will be applied to all files with DIX extension message should pop-up. Click Continue button in order to confirm your choice.

Step 4. Ensure that the DIX file is complete and free of 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 DIX file. Being unable to access the file can be related to various issues.

1. Check the DIX file for viruses or malware

Should it happed that the DIX is infected with a virus, this may be that cause that prevents you from accessing 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 DIX file is unsafe, proceed as instructed by the antivirus program to neutralize the threat.

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

If the DIX 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. It could happen the the download process of file with DIX extension was interrupted and the file data is defective. Download the file again from the same source.

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 out of your current account and log in to an account with sufficient access privileges. Then open the DIVA-GIS Export Format file.

4. Check whether your system can handle DIVA-GIS

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

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

Regularly updated system, drivers, and programs keep your computer secure. This may also prevent problems with DIVA-GIS Export Format files. It may be the case that the DIX files work properly with updated software that addresses some system bugs.

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