IDE File Extension

IDE file icon
Borland C++ Project Format
  • Developer
    Embarcadero Technologies
  • Category
  • Popularity
    4.2 (4 votes)

What is IDE file?

IDE is a file extension commonly associated with Borland C++ Project Format files. Borland C++ Project Format format was developed by Embarcadero Technologies. Files with IDE extension may be used by programs distributed for Windows platform. IDE file belongs to the Developer Files category just like 1018 other filename extensions listed in our database. The software recommended for managing IDE files is C++ Builder. Software named C++ Builder was created by Embarcadero Technologies, Inc.. In order to find more detailed information on the software and IDE files, check the developer’s official website.

Programs which support IDE file extension

The following listing features IDE-compatible programs. Files with IDE 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 IDE file

How to open file with IDE extension?

There can be multiple causes why you have problems with opening IDE files on given system. Fortunately, most common problems with IDE 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 C++ Builder

Problems with opening and working with IDE files are most probably having to do with no proper software compatible with IDE files being present on your machine. The solution is straightforward, just download and install C++ Builder. The full list of programs grouped by operating systems can be found above. If you want to download C++ Builder installer in the most secured manner, we suggest you visit Embarcadero Technologies, Inc. website and download from their official repositories.

Step 2. Verify the you have the latest version of C++ Builder

If the problems with opening IDE files still occur even after installing C++ Builder, it is possible that you have an outdated version of the software. Check the developer’s website whether a newer version of C++ Builder is available. 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 C++ Builder installed, it may not support IDE format. The latest version of C++ Builder should support all file formats that where compatible with older versions of the software.

Step 3. Set the default application to open IDE files to C++ Builder

If the issue has not been solved in the previous step, you should associate IDE files with latest version of C++ Builder 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

  • Right-click the IDE file and choose Open with option
  • Click Choose another app and then select More apps option
  • The last step is to select Look for another app on this PC option supply the directory path to the folder where C++ Builder is installed. Now all that is left is to confirm your choice by selecting Always use this app to open IDE files and clicking OK.

Change the default application in Mac OS

  • From the drop-down menu, accessed by clicking the file with IDE extension, select Information
  • Find the Open with option – click the title if its hidden
  • Select C++ Builder and click Change for all...
  • If you followed the previous steps a message should appear: This change will be applied to all files with IDE extension. Next, click the Continue button to finalize the process.

Step 4. Check the IDE for errors

If you followed the instructions form the previous steps yet the issue is still not solved, you should verify the IDE file in question. Being unable to access the file can be related to various issues.

1. Check the IDE file for viruses or malware

If the IDE 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. IDE file is infected with malware? Follow the steps suggested by your antivirus software.

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

Did you receive the IDE file in question from a different person? Ask him/her to send it one more time. The file might have been copied erroneously and the data lost integrity, which precludes from accessing the file. If the IDE file has been downloaded from the internet only partially, try to redownload it.

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. Log out of your current account and log in to an account with sufficient access privileges. Then open the Borland C++ Project Format file.

4. Check whether your system can handle C++ Builder

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

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

Regularly updated system, drivers, and programs keep your computer secure. This may also prevent problems with Borland C++ Project Format files. It may be the case that the IDE files work properly with updated software that addresses some system bugs.

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