Mac OS X Spotlight
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INDEXDIRECTORY is a file extension commonly associated with Mac OS X Spotlight files. Mac OS X Spotlight specification was created by Apple, Inc.. INDEXDIRECTORY file format is compatible with software that can be installed on Mac OS system platform. Files with INDEXDIRECTORY extension are categorized as Misc Files files. The Misc Files subset comprises 4344 various file formats. The software recommended for managing INDEXDIRECTORY files is Mac OS X. On the official website of Apple, Inc. developer not only will you find detailed information about theMac OS X software, but also about INDEXDIRECTORY and other supported file formats.

Programs which support INDEXDIRECTORY file extension

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


How to open file with INDEXDIRECTORY extension?

Being unable to open files with INDEXDIRECTORY extension can be have various origins. What is important, all common issues related to files with INDEXDIRECTORY 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 INDEXDIRECTORY files.

Step 1. Download and install Mac OS X

The main and most frequent cause precluding users form opening INDEXDIRECTORY files is that no program that can handle INDEXDIRECTORY files is installed on user’s system. The solution to this problem is very simple. Download Mac OS X and install it on your device. Above you will find a complete listing of programs that support INDEXDIRECTORY files, classified according to system platforms for which they are available. The safest method of downloading Mac OS X installed is by going to developer’s website (Apple, Inc.) and downloading the software using provided links.

Step 2. Verify the you have the latest version of Mac OS X

If the problems with opening INDEXDIRECTORY files still occur even after installing Mac OS X, it is possible that you have an outdated version of the software. Check the developer’s website whether a newer version of Mac OS X 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 Mac OS X installed, it may not support INDEXDIRECTORY format. The most recent version of Mac OS X is backward compatible and can handle file formats supported by older versions of the software.

Step 3. Associate Mac OS X Spotlight files with Mac OS X

After installing Mac OS X (the most recent version) make sure that it is set as the default application to open INDEXDIRECTORY files. The method is quite simple and varies little across operating systems.

The procedure to change the default program in Windows

  • Clicking the INDEXDIRECTORY with right mouse button will bring a menu from which you should select the Open with option
  • Select Choose another app → More apps
  • Finally select Look for another app on this PC, point to the folder where Mac OS X is installed, check the Always use this app to open INDEXDIRECTORY files box and conform your selection by clicking OK button

The procedure to change the default program in Mac OS

  • From the drop-down menu, accessed by clicking the file with INDEXDIRECTORY extension, select Information
  • Find the Open with option – click the title if its hidden
  • From the list choose the appropriate program and confirm by clicking Change for all....
  • A message window should appear informing that This change will be applied to all files with INDEXDIRECTORY extension. By clicking Continue you confirm your selection.

Step 4. Ensure that the INDEXDIRECTORY file is complete and free of 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 INDEXDIRECTORY file. Problems with opening the file may arise due to various reasons.

1. Verify that the INDEXDIRECTORY in question is not infected with a computer virus

Should it happed that the INDEXDIRECTORY is infected with a virus, this may be that cause that prevents you from accessing it. Scan the INDEXDIRECTORY file as well as your computer for malware or viruses. If the scanner detected that the INDEXDIRECTORY file is unsafe, proceed as instructed by the antivirus program to neutralize the threat.

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

Did you receive the INDEXDIRECTORY file in question from a different person? Ask him/her to send it one more time. 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 INDEXDIRECTORY extension was interrupted and the file data is defective. Download the file again from the same source.

3. Check if the user that you are logged as has administrative privileges.

Sometimes in order to access files user need to have administrative privileges. Log out of your current account and log in to an account with sufficient access privileges. Then open the Mac OS X Spotlight file.

4. Check whether your system can handle Mac OS X

The operating systems may note enough free resources to run the application that support INDEXDIRECTORY files. Close all running programs and try opening the INDEXDIRECTORY 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 Mac OS X Spotlight files. Outdated drivers or software may have caused the inability to use a peripheral device needed to handle INDEXDIRECTORY files.

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