DOCSET File Extension

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Doxygen Document Set Format
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What is DOCSET file?

Full format name of files that use DOCSET extension is Doxygen Document Set Format. Doxygen Document Set Format specification was created by Doxygen. Files with DOCSET extension may be used by programs distributed for Mac OS, Windows platform. DOCSET file belongs to the Developer Files category just like 992 other filename extensions listed in our database. Doxygen supports DOCSET files and is the most frequently used program to handle such files, yet 2 other tools may also be used. Doxygen software was developed by Dimitri van Heesch, and on its official website you may find more information about DOCSET files or the Doxygen software program.

Programs which support DOCSET file extension

The following list contains programs grouped by 2 operating systems that support DOCSET files. Files with DOCSET 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 DOCSET file

How to open file with DOCSET extension?

Being unable to open files with DOCSET extension can be have various origins. What is important, all common issues related to files with DOCSET 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. Install Doxygen software

The most common reason for such problems is the lack of proper applications that supports DOCSET files installed on the system. The most obvious solution is to download and install Doxygen or one to the listed programs: Apple Xcode, Kapeli Dash. The full list of programs grouped by operating systems can be found above. If you want to download Doxygen installer in the most secured manner, we suggest you visit Dimitri van Heesch website and download from their official repositories.

Step 2. Check the version of Doxygen and update if needed

If you already have Doxygen installed on your systems and DOCSET 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. The reason that Doxygen cannot handle files with DOCSET may be that the software is outdated. The latest version of Doxygen should support all file formats that where compatible with older versions of the software.

Step 3. Set the default application to open DOCSET files to Doxygen

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

Selecting the first-choice application in Windows

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

Selecting the first-choice application in Mac OS

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

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

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

1. Check the DOCSET file for viruses or malware

Should it happed that the DOCSET 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. DOCSET file is infected with malware? Follow the steps suggested by your antivirus software.

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

If the DOCSET 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. When downloading the file with DOCSET extension from the internet an error may occurred resulting in incomplete file. Try downloading the file again.

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

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.

4. Make sure that the system has sufficient resources to run Doxygen

The operating systems may note enough free resources to run the application that support DOCSET files. Close all running programs and try opening the DOCSET 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 Doxygen Document Set Format files. It may be the case that the DOCSET files work properly with updated software that addresses some system bugs.

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