DON File Extension

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What is DON file?

DON is a file extension commonly associated with Log files. DON files are supported by software applications available for devices running Windows. Files with DON extension are categorized as Various Files files. The Various Files subset comprises 3591 various file formats. Apache OpenOffice is by far the most used program for working with DON files. On the official website of Apache Software Foundation developer not only will you find detailed information about theApache OpenOffice software, but also about DON and other supported file formats.

Programs which support DON file extension

Below is a table that list programs that support DON files. Files with DON extension, just like any other file formats, can be found on any operating system. The files in question may be transferred to other devices, be it mobile or stationary, yet not all systems may be capable of properly handling such files.

Programs that support DON file

How to open file with DON extension?

Problems with accessing DON may be due to various reasons. Fortunately, most common problems with DON 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. Get the Apache OpenOffice

Problems with opening and working with DON files are most probably having to do with no proper software compatible with DON files being present on your machine. To address this issue, go to the Apache OpenOffice developer website, download the tool, and install it. It is that easy Above you will find a complete listing of programs that support DON files, classified according to system platforms for which they are available. One of the most risk-free method of downloading software is using links provided by official distributors. Visit Apache OpenOffice website and download the installer.

Step 2. Verify the you have the latest version of Apache OpenOffice

You still cannot access DON files although Apache OpenOffice is installed on your system? Make sure that the software is up to date. Software developers may implement support for more modern file formats in updated versions of their products. If you have an older version of Apache OpenOffice installed, it may not support DON format. The latest version of Apache OpenOffice should support all file formats that where compatible with older versions of the software.

Step 3. Assign Apache OpenOffice to DON files

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

The procedure to change the default program in Windows

  • Choose the Open with entry from the file menu accessed by right-mouse clicking on the DON file
  • Next, select the Choose another app option and then using More apps open the list of available applications
  • Finally select Look for another app on this PC, point to the folder where Apache OpenOffice is installed, check the Always use this app to open DON files box and conform your selection by clicking OK button

The procedure to change the default program in Mac OS

  • By clicking right mouse button on the selected DON file open the file menu and choose Information
  • Find the Open with option – click the title if its hidden
  • From the list choose the appropriate program and confirm by clicking Change for all....
  • If you followed the previous steps a message should appear: This change will be applied to all files with DON extension. Next, click the Continue button to finalize the process.

Step 4. Ensure that the DON 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 DON file. It is probable that the file is corrupted and thus cannot be accessed.

1. The DON may be infected with malware – make sure to scan it with an antivirus tool.

If the file is infected, the malware that resides in the DON 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. If the scanner detected that the DON file is unsafe, proceed as instructed by the antivirus program to neutralize the threat.

2. Check whether the file is corrupted or damaged

Did you receive the DON file in question from a different person? Ask him/her to send it one more time. 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 DON 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.

There is a possibility that the file in question can only be accessed by users with sufficient system privileges. Switch to an account that has required privileges and try opening the Log file again.

4. Verify that your device fulfills the requirements to be able to open Apache OpenOffice

If the system is under havy load, it may not be able to handle the program that you use to open files with DON extension. In this case close the other applications.

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

Up-to-date system and drivers not only makes your computer more secure, but also may solve problems with Log file. Outdated drivers or software may have caused the inability to use a peripheral device needed to handle DON files.

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