IMESX File Extension

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Microsoft Office IME Search Provider Definition
  • Developer
    Microsoft Corporation
  • Category
  • Popularity
    2.7 (4 votes)

What is IMESX file?

Full format name of files that use IMESX extension is Microsoft Office IME Search Provider Definition. Microsoft Corporation defined the Microsoft Office IME Search Provider Definition format standard. IMESX file format is compatible with software that can be installed on Windows system platform. IMESX file format, along with 1112 other file formats, belongs to the Settings Files category. The most popular software that supports IMESX files is Microsoft Office. Software named Microsoft Office was created by Microsoft Corporation. In order to find more detailed information on the software and IMESX files, check the developer’s official website.

Programs which support IMESX file extension

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

How to open file with IMESX extension?

Problems with accessing IMESX may be due to various reasons. What is important, all common issues related to files with IMESX extension can be resolved by the users themselves. The process is quick and doesn’t involve an IT expert. We have prepared a listing of which will help you resolve your problems with IMESX files.

Step 1. Download and install Microsoft Office

The most common reason for such problems is the lack of proper applications that supports IMESX files installed on the system. The solution to this problem is very simple. Download Microsoft Office and install it on your device. The full list of programs grouped by operating systems can be found above. One of the most risk-free method of downloading software is using links provided by official distributors. Visit Microsoft Office website and download the installer.

Step 2. Update Microsoft Office to the latest version

If the problems with opening IMESX files still occur even after installing Microsoft Office, it is possible that you have an outdated version of the software. Check the developer’s website whether a newer version of Microsoft Office is available. Software developers may implement support for more modern file formats in updated versions of their products. If you have an older version of Microsoft Office installed, it may not support IMESX format. All of the file formats that were handled just fine by the previous versions of given program should be also possible to open using Microsoft Office.

Step 3. Set the default application to open IMESX files to Microsoft Office

If the issue has not been solved in the previous step, you should associate IMESX files with latest version of Microsoft Office you have installed on your device. The method is quite simple and varies little across operating systems.

Change the default application in Windows

  • Choose the Open with entry from the file menu accessed by right-mouse clicking on the IMESX file
  • Select Choose another app → More apps
  • The last step is to select Look for another app on this PC option supply the directory path to the folder where Microsoft Office is installed. Now all that is left is to confirm your choice by selecting Always use this app to open IMESX files and clicking OK.

Change the default application in Mac OS

  • From the drop-down menu, accessed by clicking the file with IMESX extension, select Information
  • Proceed to the Open with section. If its closed, click the title to access available options
  • Select Microsoft Office and click Change for all...
  • A message window should appear informing that This change will be applied to all files with IMESX extension. By clicking Continue you confirm your selection.

Step 4. Check the IMESX for errors

Should the problem still occur after following steps 1-3, check if the IMESX file is valid. It is probable that the file is corrupted and thus cannot be accessed.

1. Check the IMESX file for viruses or malware

Should it happed that the IMESX is infected with a virus, this may be that cause that prevents you from accessing it. It is advised to scan the system for viruses and malware as soon as possible or use an online antivirus scanner. IMESX file is infected with malware? Follow the steps suggested by your antivirus software.

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

If you obtained the problematic IMESX file from a third party, ask them to supply you with another copy. It is possible that the file has not been properly copied to a data storage and is incomplete and therefore cannot be opened. It could happen the the download process of file with IMESX extension was interrupted and the file data is defective. Download the file again from the same source.

3. Verify whether your account has administrative 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 Microsoft Office IME Search Provider Definition file.

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

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

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

Regularly updated system, drivers, and programs keep your computer secure. This may also prevent problems with Microsoft Office IME Search Provider Definition files. Outdated drivers or software may have caused the inability to use a peripheral device needed to handle IMESX files.

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