DLK File Extension

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Xprotect License Code List
  • Developer
    Milestone Systems
  • Category
  • Popularity
    3.5 (2 votes)

What is DLK file?

DLK is a file extension commonly associated with Xprotect License Code List files. Xprotect License Code List format was developed by Milestone Systems. DLK files are supported by software applications available for devices running Windows. DLK file format, along with 358 other file formats, belongs to the Database Files category. The software recommended for managing DLK files is Milestone XProtect. Software named Milestone XProtect was created by Milestone Systems. In order to find more detailed information on the software and DLK files, check the developer’s official website.

Programs which support DLK file extension

The following listing features DLK-compatible programs. DLK files can be encountered on all system platforms, including mobile, yet there is no guarantee each will properly support such files.

Programs that support DLK file

How to open file with DLK extension?

Being unable to open files with DLK extension can be have various origins. What is important, all common issues related to files with DLK extension can be resolved by the users themselves. The process is quick and doesn’t involve an IT expert. The following is a list of guidelines that will help you identify and solve file-related problems.

Step 1. Download and install Milestone XProtect

The main and most frequent cause precluding users form opening DLK files is that no program that can handle DLK files is installed on user’s system. The solution is straightforward, just download and install Milestone XProtect. The full list of programs grouped by operating systems can be found above. One of the most risk-free method of downloading software is using links provided by official distributors. Visit Milestone XProtect website and download the installer.

Step 2. Verify the you have the latest version of Milestone XProtect

If the problems with opening DLK files still occur even after installing Milestone XProtect, it is possible that you have an outdated version of the software. Check the developer’s website whether a newer version of Milestone XProtect is available. Software developers may implement support for more modern file formats in updated versions of their products. This can be one of the causes why DLK files are not compatible with Milestone XProtect. All of the file formats that were handled just fine by the previous versions of given program should be also possible to open using Milestone XProtect.

Step 3. Assign Milestone XProtect to DLK files

After installing Milestone XProtect (the most recent version) make sure that it is set as the default application to open DLK files. The method is quite simple and varies little across operating systems.

Change the default application in Windows

  • Right-click the DLK file and choose Open with option
  • Select Choose another app → More apps
  • Finally select Look for another app on this PC, point to the folder where Milestone XProtect is installed, check the Always use this app to open DLK files box and conform your selection by clicking OK button

Change the default application in Mac OS

  • Right-click the DLK file and 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 DLK extension. By clicking Continue you confirm your selection.

Step 4. Ensure that the DLK file is complete and free of errors

Should the problem still occur after following steps 1-3, check if the DLK file is valid. It is probable that the file is corrupted and thus cannot be accessed.

1. Check the DLK file for viruses or malware

If the file is infected, the malware that resides in the DLK file hinders attempts to open it. It is advised to scan the system for viruses and malware as soon as possible or use an online antivirus scanner. DLK file is infected with malware? Follow the steps suggested by your antivirus software.

2. Check whether the file is corrupted or damaged

If the DLK file was sent to you by someone else, ask this person to resend the file to you. During the copy process of the file errors may occurred rendering the file incomplete or corrupted. This could be the source of encountered problems with the file. It could happen the the download process of file with DLK extension was interrupted and the file data is defective. Download the file again from the same source.

3. Verify whether your account has administrative rights

Some files require elevated access rights to open them. 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 Milestone XProtect

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

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

Regularly updated system, drivers, and programs keep your computer secure. This may also prevent problems with Xprotect License Code List files. It may be the case that the DLK files work properly with updated software that addresses some system bugs.

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