Full format name of files that use INDEX extension is Eclipse Help Index. Eclipse Help Index specification was created by The Eclipse Foundation. Files with INDEX extension may be used by programs distributed for Windows platform. Files with INDEX extension are categorized as Misc Files files. The Misc Files subset comprises 4360 various file formats. The most popular software that supports INDEX files is Eclipse. Eclipse software was developed by The Eclipse Foundation, and on its official website you may find more information about INDEX files or the Eclipse software program.
Below is a table that list programs that support INDEX files. Files with INDEX suffix can be copied to any mobile device or system platform, but it may not be possible to open them properly on target system.
Being unable to open files with INDEX extension can be have various origins. What is important, all common issues related to files with INDEX 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.
The main and most frequent cause precluding users form opening INDEX files is that no program that can handle INDEX files is installed on user’s system. The solution is straightforward, just download and install Eclipse. Above you will find a complete listing of programs that support INDEX files, classified according to system platforms for which they are available. The safest method of downloading Eclipse installed is by going to developer’s website (The Eclipse Foundation) and downloading the software using provided links.
If you already have Eclipse installed on your systems and INDEX 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 The reason that Eclipse cannot handle files with INDEX may be that the software is outdated. The latest version of Eclipse should support all file formats that where compatible with older versions of the software.
If you have the latest version of Eclipse installed and the problem persists, select it as the default program to be used to manage INDEX on your device. The next step should pose no problems. The procedure is straightforward and largely system-independent
The procedure to change the default program in Windows
The procedure to change the default program 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 INDEX file. Being unable to access the file can be related to various issues.
If the file is infected, the malware that resides in the INDEX file hinders attempts to open it. Scan the INDEX file as well as your computer for malware or viruses. If the scanner detected that the INDEX file is unsafe, proceed as instructed by the antivirus program to neutralize the threat.
If you obtained the problematic INDEX file from a third party, ask them to supply you with another copy. The file might have been copied erroneously and the data lost integrity, which precludes from accessing the file. If the INDEX file has been downloaded from the internet only partially, try to redownload it.
Sometimes in order to access files user need to have administrative privileges. Switch to an account that has required privileges and try opening the Eclipse Help Index file again.
If the system is under havy load, it may not be able to handle the program that you use to open files with INDEX extension. In this case close the other applications.
Up-to-date system and drivers not only makes your computer more secure, but also may solve problems with Eclipse Help Index file. It is possible that one of the available system or driver updates may solve the problems with INDEX files affecting older versions of given software.
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