DXL File Extension

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Domino XML Language Format

What is DXL file?

Full format name of files that use DXL extension is Domino XML Language Format. IBM defined the Domino XML Language Format format standard. DXL files are supported by software applications available for devices running Linux, Mac OS, Windows. DXL file belongs to the Database Files category just like 348 other filename extensions listed in our database. Users are advised to use Lotus Domino software for managing DXL files, although 5 other programs can also handle this type of file. Software named Lotus Domino was created by IBM. In order to find more detailed information on the software and DXL files, check the developer’s official website.

Programs which support DXL file extension

The list that follows enumerates programs compatible with DXL files, divided into 3 categories based on operating system on which they are available. Files with DXL 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 DXL file

How to open file with DXL extension?

There can be multiple causes why you have problems with opening DXL files on given system. What is important, all common issues related to files with DXL 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. Get the Lotus Domino

Problems with opening and working with DXL files are most probably having to do with no proper software compatible with DXL files being present on your machine. The most obvious solution is to download and install Lotus Domino or one to the listed programs: gVim, Lotus Domino Designer, Windows Notepad. The full list of programs grouped by operating systems can be found above. The safest method of downloading Lotus Domino installed is by going to developer’s website (IBM) and downloading the software using provided links.

Step 2. Check the version of Lotus Domino and update if needed

If you already have Lotus Domino installed on your systems and DXL 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. If you have an older version of Lotus Domino installed, it may not support DXL format. The latest version of Lotus Domino should support all file formats that where compatible with older versions of the software.

Step 3. Associate Domino XML Language Format files with Lotus Domino

If you have the latest version of Lotus Domino installed and the problem persists, select it as the default program to be used to manage DXL on your device. The method is quite simple and varies little across operating systems.

Selecting the first-choice application in Windows

  • Clicking the DXL with right mouse button will bring a menu from which you should select the Open with option
  • Next, select the Choose another app option and then using More apps open the list of available applications
  • The last step is to select Look for another app on this PC option supply the directory path to the folder where Lotus Domino is installed. Now all that is left is to confirm your choice by selecting Always use this app to open DXL files and clicking OK.

Selecting the first-choice application in Mac OS

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

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

1. Check the DXL file for viruses or malware

If the DXL is indeed infected, it is possible that the malware is blocking it from opening. It is advised to scan the system for viruses and malware as soon as possible or use an online antivirus scanner. DXL file is infected with malware? Follow the steps suggested by your antivirus software.

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

Did you receive the DXL 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. If the DXL file has been downloaded from the internet only partially, try to redownload it.

3. Ensure that you have appropriate access rights

There is a possibility that the file in question can only be accessed by users with sufficient system privileges. Log out of your current account and log in to an account with sufficient access privileges. Then open the Domino XML Language Format file.

4. Check whether your system can handle Lotus Domino

If the systems has insufficient resources to open DXL files, try closing all currently running applications and try again.

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 Domino XML Language Format file. It may be the case that the DXL files work properly with updated software that addresses some system bugs.

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