INDK File Extension

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Adobe InDesign Shortcut Set Format
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    Adobe Systems
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    3 (5 votes)

What is INDK file?

Full format name of files that use INDK extension is Adobe InDesign Shortcut Set Format. Adobe InDesign Shortcut Set Format format was developed by Adobe Systems. INDK files are supported by software applications available for devices running Mac OS, Windows. INDK file belongs to the Misc Files category just like 4324 other filename extensions listed in our database. Users are advised to use Adobe InDesign software for managing INDK files, although 1 other programs can also handle this type of file. Software named Adobe InDesign was created by Adobe Systems Incorporated. In order to find more detailed information on the software and INDK files, check the developer’s official website.

Programs which support INDK file extension

Below you will find an index of software programs that can be used to open INDK files divided into 2 categories according to system platform supported. Files with INDK 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 INDK file

How to open file with INDK extension?

Problems with accessing INDK may be due to various reasons. Fortunately, most common problems with INDK files can be solved without in-depth IT knowledge, and most importantly, in a matter of minutes. The list below will guide you through the process of addressing the encountered problem.

Step 1. Download and install Adobe InDesign

The main and most frequent cause precluding users form opening INDK files is that no program that can handle INDK files is installed on user’s system. The solution is straightforward, just download and install Adobe InDesign. The full list of programs grouped by operating systems can be found above. If you want to download Adobe InDesign installer in the most secured manner, we suggest you visit Adobe Systems Incorporated website and download from their official repositories.

Step 2. Check the version of Adobe InDesign and update if needed

You still cannot access INDK files although Adobe InDesign is installed on your system? Make sure that the software is up to date. Sometimes software developers introduce new formats in place of that already supports along with newer versions of their applications. The reason that Adobe InDesign cannot handle files with INDK may be that the software is outdated. All of the file formats that were handled just fine by the previous versions of given program should be also possible to open using Adobe InDesign.

Step 3. Set the default application to open INDK files to Adobe InDesign

After installing Adobe InDesign (the most recent version) make sure that it is set as the default application to open INDK files. The next step should pose no problems. The procedure is straightforward and largely system-independent

The procedure to change the default program in Windows

  • Right-click the INDK file and choose Open with option
  • Next, select the Choose another app option and then using More apps open the list of available applications
  • The last step is to select Look for another app on this PC option supply the directory path to the folder where Adobe InDesign is installed. Now all that is left is to confirm your choice by selecting Always use this app to open INDK files and clicking OK.

The procedure to change the default program in Mac OS

  • By clicking right mouse button on the selected INDK file open the file menu and choose Information
  • Open the Open with section by clicking its name
  • Select the appropriate software and save your settings by clicking Change all
  • If you followed the previous steps a message should appear: This change will be applied to all files with INDK extension. Next, click the Continue button to finalize the process.

Step 4. Ensure that the INDK 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 INDK file. It is probable that the file is corrupted and thus cannot be accessed.

1. Check the INDK file for viruses or malware

Should it happed that the INDK is infected with a virus, this may be that cause that prevents you from accessing it. Immediately scan the file using an antivirus tool or scan the whole system to ensure the whole system is safe. If the scanner detected that the INDK file is unsafe, proceed as instructed by the antivirus program to neutralize the threat.

2. Check whether the file is corrupted or damaged

If you obtained the problematic INDK file from a third party, ask them to supply you with another copy. During the copy process of the file errors may occurred rendering the file incomplete or corrupted. This could be the source of encountered problems with the file. If the INDK 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. Log in using an administrative account and see If this solves the problem.

4. Check whether your system can handle Adobe InDesign

If the system is under havy load, it may not be able to handle the program that you use to open files with INDK extension. In this case close the other applications.

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

Latest versions of programs and drivers may help you solve problems with Adobe InDesign Shortcut Set Format 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 INDK files.

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