Files with the INDD extension store professional projects of page layouts , created with the Adoba InDesing program. They store only important data, such as content of the page, graphic design, information on formatting, styles, information on related files and many other elements.
INDD files have also an untypical property. In case of damaging, it is possible to repair them using the Stellar Phoenix InDesign Repair program, which was created for purpose of retrieving such files.
The list that follows enumerates programs compatible with INDD files, divided into 3 categories based on operating system on which they are available. Files with INDD 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.
Problems with accessing INDD may be due to various reasons. Fortunately, most common problems with INDD files can be solved without in-depth IT knowledge, and most importantly, in a matter of minutes. We have prepared a listing of which will help you resolve your problems with INDD files.
Problems with opening and working with INDD files are most probably having to do with no proper software compatible with INDD files being present on your machine. The most obvious solution is to download and install Adobe InDesign or one to the listed programs: QuarkXPress, ID2Q (InDesign to Quark), PUB2ID (Publisher to InDesign). 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 Adobe InDesign installed is by going to developer’s website (Adobe Systems Incorporated) and downloading the software using provided links.
If the problems with opening INDD files still occur even after installing Adobe InDesign, it is possible that you have an outdated version of the software. Check the developer’s website whether a newer version of Adobe InDesign is available. Software developers may implement support for more modern file formats in updated versions of their products. This can be one of the causes why INDD files are not compatible with Adobe InDesign. The most recent version of Adobe InDesign is backward compatible and can handle file formats supported by older versions of the software.
If you have the latest version of Adobe InDesign installed and the problem persists, select it as the default program to be used to manage INDD on your device. The method is quite simple and varies little across operating systems.
Selecting the first-choice application in Windows
Selecting the first-choice application in Mac OS
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 INDD file. Being unable to access the file can be related to various issues.
If the file is infected, the malware that resides in the INDD file hinders attempts to open it. Immediately scan the file using an antivirus tool or scan the whole system to ensure the whole system is safe. If the INDD file is indeed infected follow the instructions below.
If you obtained the problematic INDD 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. If the INDD file has been downloaded from the internet only partially, try to redownload it.
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 Adobe InDesign Document file again.
The operating systems may note enough free resources to run the application that support INDD files. Close all running programs and try opening the INDD file.
Latest versions of programs and drivers may help you solve problems with Adobe InDesign Document files and ensure security of your device and operating system. Outdated drivers or software may have caused the inability to use a peripheral device needed to handle INDD files.
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