IIX File Extension

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Translation Memory Index Format
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What is IIX file?

IIX is a file extension commonly associated with Translation Memory Index Format files. SDL defined the Translation Memory Index Format format standard. IIX file format is compatible with software that can be installed on Windows system platform. Files with IIX extension are categorized as Misc Files files. The Misc Files subset comprises 4324 various file formats. Trados is by far the most used program for working with IIX files.

Programs which support IIX file extension

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

Windows Windows

How to open file with IIX extension?

Problems with accessing IIX may be due to various reasons. Fortunately, most common problems with IIX 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 Trados

The main and most frequent cause precluding users form opening IIX files is that no program that can handle IIX files is installed on user’s system. To address this issue, go to the Trados developer website, download the tool, and install it. It is that easy The full list of programs grouped by operating systems can be found above. The safest method of downloading Trados installed is by going to developer’s website () and downloading the software using provided links.

Step 2. Check the version of Trados and update if needed

If the problems with opening IIX files still occur even after installing Trados, it is possible that you have an outdated version of the software. Check the developer’s website whether a newer version of Trados is available. It may also happen that software creators by updating their applications add compatibility with other, newer file formats. This can be one of the causes why IIX files are not compatible with Trados. The latest version of Trados should support all file formats that where compatible with older versions of the software.

Step 3. Assign Trados to IIX files

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

Selecting the first-choice application in Windows

  • Clicking the IIX 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
  • Finally select Look for another app on this PC, point to the folder where Trados is installed, check the Always use this app to open IIX files box and conform your selection by clicking OK button

Selecting the first-choice application in Mac OS

  • From the drop-down menu, accessed by clicking the file with IIX extension, select Information
  • Find the Open with option – click the title if its hidden
  • Select Trados and click Change for all...
  • Finally, a This change will be applied to all files with IIX extension message should pop-up. Click Continue button in order to confirm your choice.

Step 4. Check the IIX 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 IIX file. It is probable that the file is corrupted and thus cannot be accessed.

1. Check the IIX file for viruses or malware

If the file is infected, the malware that resides in the IIX file hinders attempts to open it. Scan the IIX file as well as your computer for malware or viruses. If the scanner detected that the IIX file is unsafe, proceed as instructed by the antivirus program to neutralize the threat.

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

If the IIX 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. If the IIX 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. Switch to an account that has required privileges and try opening the Translation Memory Index Format file again.

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

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

5. Verify that your operating system and drivers are up to date

Latest versions of programs and drivers may help you solve problems with Translation Memory Index Format files and ensure security of your device and operating system. It is possible that one of the available system or driver updates may solve the problems with IIX files affecting older versions of given software.

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