Full format name of files that use DLO extension is 3ds Max Plug-in. 3ds Max Plug-in format was developed by Autodesk. Files with DLO extension may be used by programs distributed for Windows platform. DLO file format, along with 140 other file formats, belongs to the Plugin Files category. 3ds Max is by far the most used program for working with DLO files.
Programs that can handle DLO files are as follows. DLO files can be encountered on all system platforms, including mobile, yet there is no guarantee each will properly support such files.
Problems with accessing DLO may be due to various reasons. What is important, all common issues related to files with DLO extension can be resolved by the users themselves. The process is quick and doesn’t involve an IT expert. The list below will guide you through the process of addressing the encountered problem.
The main and most frequent cause precluding users form opening DLO files is that no program that can handle DLO files is installed on user’s system. The solution is straightforward, just download and install 3ds Max. Above you will find a complete listing of programs that support DLO files, classified according to system platforms for which they are available. The safest method of downloading 3ds Max installed is by going to developer’s website () and downloading the software using provided links.
If you already have 3ds Max installed on your systems and DLO files are still not opened properly, check if you have the latest version of the software. 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 DLO files are not compatible with 3ds Max. The latest version of 3ds Max should support all file formats that where compatible with older versions of the software.
If the issue has not been solved in the previous step, you should associate DLO files with latest version of 3ds Max you have installed on your device. The method is quite simple and varies little across operating systems.
Change the default application in Windows
Change the default application in Mac OS
Should the problem still occur after following steps 1-3, check if the DLO file is valid. Problems with opening the file may arise due to various reasons.
Should it happed that the DLO 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. DLO file is infected with malware? Follow the steps suggested by your antivirus software.
Did you receive the DLO file in question from a different person? Ask him/her to send it one more time. It is possible that the file has not been properly copied to a data storage and is incomplete and therefore cannot be opened. When downloading the file with DLO extension from the internet an error may occurred resulting in incomplete file. Try downloading the file again.
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.
If the system is under havy load, it may not be able to handle the program that you use to open files with DLO extension. In this case close the other applications.
Regularly updated system, drivers, and programs keep your computer secure. This may also prevent problems with 3ds Max Plug-in files. It may be the case that the DLO files work properly with updated software that addresses some system bugs.
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