DLE File Extension

DLE file icon
3D Studio Max Plugin
  • Developer
    Autodesk, Inc.
  • Popularity
    3.6 (3 votes)

What is DLE file?

DLE filename suffix is mostly used for 3D Studio Max Plugin files. Autodesk, Inc. defined the 3D Studio Max Plugin format standard. DLE files are supported by software applications available for devices running Windows. DLE file format, along with 3591 other file formats, belongs to the Various Files category. The most popular software that supports DLE files is 3ds Max.

Programs which support DLE file extension

Below is a table that list programs that support DLE files. DLE files can be encountered on all system platforms, including mobile, yet there is no guarantee each will properly support such files.

Programs that support DLE file

Windows Windows

How to open file with DLE extension?

There can be multiple causes why you have problems with opening DLE files on given system. Fortunately, most common problems with DLE 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. Install 3ds Max software

The main and most frequent cause precluding users form opening DLE files is that no program that can handle DLE files is installed on user’s system. The solution is straightforward, just download and install 3ds Max. On the top of the page a list that contains all programs grouped based on operating systems supported can be found. One of the most risk-free method of downloading software is using links provided by official distributors. Visit 3ds Max website and download the installer.

Step 2. Update 3ds Max to the latest version

If the problems with opening DLE files still occur even after installing 3ds Max, it is possible that you have an outdated version of the software. Check the developer’s website whether a newer version of 3ds Max is available. It may also happen that software creators by updating their applications add compatibility with other, newer file formats. If you have an older version of 3ds Max installed, it may not support DLE format. The most recent version of 3ds Max is backward compatible and can handle file formats supported by older versions of the software.

Step 3. Associate 3D Studio Max Plugin files with 3ds Max

If the issue has not been solved in the previous step, you should associate DLE files with latest version of 3ds Max you have installed 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.

Selecting the first-choice application in Windows

  • Right-click the DLE file and choose Open with option
  • Click Choose another app and then select More apps option
  • Finally select Look for another app on this PC, point to the folder where 3ds Max is installed, check the Always use this app to open DLE files box and conform your selection by clicking OK button

Selecting the first-choice application in Mac OS

  • Right-click the DLE file and select Information
  • Find the Open with option – click the title if its hidden
  • Select 3ds Max and click Change for all...
  • If you followed the previous steps a message should appear: This change will be applied to all files with DLE extension. Next, click the Continue button to finalize the process.

Step 4. Check the DLE for errors

If you followed the instructions form the previous steps yet the issue is still not solved, you should verify the DLE file in question. Being unable to access the file can be related to various issues.

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

If the file is infected, the malware that resides in the DLE 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 DLE file is indeed infected follow the instructions below.

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

Did you receive the DLE file in question from a different person? Ask him/her to send it one more time. 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 DLE extension was interrupted and the file data is defective. Download the file again from the same source.

3. Check if the user that you are logged as has administrative privileges.

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. Make sure that the system has sufficient resources to run 3ds Max

If the systems has insufficient resources to open DLE 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 3D Studio Max Plugin 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 DLE files affecting older versions of given software.

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