FDL File Extension

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Corel Paradox Secondary Index
  • Developer
    Corel Corporation
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    4.6 (3 votes)

What is FDL file?

FDL filename suffix is mostly used for Corel Paradox Secondary Index files. Corel Paradox Secondary Index specification was created by Corel Corporation. FDL file format is compatible with software that can be installed on Windows system platform. FDL file format, along with 359 other file formats, belongs to the Database Files category. The most popular program for handling FDL files is Corel Paradox, but users can choose among 1 different programs that support this file format. On the official website of Corel Corporation developer not only will you find detailed information about theCorel Paradox software, but also about FDL and other supported file formats.

Programs which support FDL file extension

Programs that can handle FDL files are as follows. Files with FDL 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 FDL file

How to open file with FDL extension?

There can be multiple causes why you have problems with opening FDL files on given system. Fortunately, most common problems with FDL files can be solved without in-depth IT knowledge, and most importantly, in a matter of minutes. The list below will guide you through the process of addressing the encountered problem.

Step 1. Download and install Corel Paradox

The main and most frequent cause precluding users form opening FDL files is that no program that can handle FDL files is installed on user’s system. This issue can be addressed by downloading and installing Corel Paradox or different compatible program, such as WordPerfect Office. On the top of the page a list that contains all programs grouped based on operating systems supported can be found. One of the most risk-free method of downloading software is using links provided by official distributors. Visit Corel Paradox website and download the installer.

Step 2. Update Corel Paradox to the latest version

You still cannot access FDL files although Corel Paradox 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 Corel Paradox installed, it may not support FDL format. The latest version of Corel Paradox should support all file formats that where compatible with older versions of the software.

Step 3. Assign Corel Paradox to FDL files

If the issue has not been solved in the previous step, you should associate FDL files with latest version of Corel Paradox you have installed on your device. 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 FDL 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 Corel Paradox is installed, check the Always use this app to open FDL files box and conform your selection by clicking OK button

The procedure to change the default program in Mac OS

  • Right-click the FDL file and select Information
  • Proceed to the Open with section. If its closed, click the title to access available options
  • 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 FDL extension. Next, click the Continue button to finalize the process.

Step 4. Verify that the FDL is not faulty

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 FDL file. It is probable that the file is corrupted and thus cannot be accessed.

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

Should it happed that the FDL is infected with a virus, this may be that cause that prevents you from accessing it. Scan the FDL file as well as your computer for malware or viruses. If the scanner detected that the FDL file is unsafe, proceed as instructed by the antivirus program to neutralize the threat.

2. Verify that the FDL file’s structure is intact

If the FDL 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. If the FDL 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 in using an administrative account and see If this solves the problem.

4. Check whether your system can handle Corel Paradox

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

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 Corel Paradox Secondary Index file. Outdated drivers or software may have caused the inability to use a peripheral device needed to handle FDL files.

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