FXP File Extension

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Visual FoxPro Compiled Database Format
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What is FXP file?

FXP filename suffix is mostly used for Visual FoxPro Compiled Database Format files. Microsoft defined the Visual FoxPro Compiled Database Format format standard. FXP file format is compatible with software that can be installed on Windows system platform. FXP file format, along with 359 other file formats, belongs to the Database Files category. Visual FoxPro supports FXP files and is the most frequently used program to handle such files, yet 1 other tools may also be used. On the official website of Microsoft Corporation developer not only will you find detailed information about theVisual FoxPro software, but also about FXP and other supported file formats.

Programs which support FXP file extension

The following listing features FXP-compatible programs. FXP files can be encountered on all system platforms, including mobile, yet there is no guarantee each will properly support such files.

Programs that support FXP file

How to open file with FXP extension?

Problems with accessing FXP may be due to various reasons. What is important, all common issues related to files with FXP 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. Download and install Visual FoxPro

Problems with opening and working with FXP files are most probably having to do with no proper software compatible with FXP files being present on your machine. The solution to this problem is very simple. Download Visual FoxPro and install it on your device. On the top of the page a list that contains all programs grouped based on operating systems supported can be found. The safest method of downloading Visual FoxPro installed is by going to developer’s website (Microsoft Corporation) and downloading the software using provided links.

Step 2. Verify the you have the latest version of Visual FoxPro

If you already have Visual FoxPro installed on your systems and FXP files are still not opened properly, check if you have the latest version of the software. Software developers may implement support for more modern file formats in updated versions of their products. The reason that Visual FoxPro cannot handle files with FXP may be that the software is outdated. The most recent version of Visual FoxPro is backward compatible and can handle file formats supported by older versions of the software.

Step 3. Assign Visual FoxPro to FXP files

If the issue has not been solved in the previous step, you should associate FXP files with latest version of Visual FoxPro you have installed on your device. The next step should pose no problems. The procedure is straightforward and largely system-independent

Change the default application in Windows

  • Clicking the FXP with right mouse button will bring a menu from which you should select the Open with option
  • Click Choose another app and then select More apps option
  • Finally select Look for another app on this PC, point to the folder where Visual FoxPro is installed, check the Always use this app to open FXP files box and conform your selection by clicking OK button

Change the default application in Mac OS

  • By clicking right mouse button on the selected FXP file open the file menu and choose 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 FXP extension. Next, click the Continue button to finalize the process.

Step 4. Check the FXP for 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 FXP file. Problems with opening the file may arise due to various reasons.

1. Verify that the FXP in question is not infected with a computer virus

Should it happed that the FXP is infected with a virus, this may be that cause that prevents you from accessing it. Immediately scan the file using an antivirus tool or scan the whole system to ensure the whole system is safe. If the scanner detected that the FXP file is unsafe, proceed as instructed by the antivirus program to neutralize the threat.

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

If the FXP file was sent to you by someone else, ask this person to resend the file to you. 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 FXP 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. Verify that your device fulfills the requirements to be able to open Visual FoxPro

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

5. Ensure that you have the latest drivers and system updates and patches installed

Up-to-date system and drivers not only makes your computer more secure, but also may solve problems with Visual FoxPro Compiled Database Format file. It may be the case that the FXP files work properly with updated software that addresses some system bugs.

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