IX File Extension

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DtSearch Index Format

What is IX file?

Full format name of files that use IX extension is DtSearch Index Format. DtSearch Index Format specification was created by dtSearch. IX files are supported by software applications available for devices running Windows. IX file belongs to the Settings Files category just like 1113 other filename extensions listed in our database. The most popular program for handling IX files is dtSearch, but users can choose among 1 different programs that support this file format. Software named dtSearch was created by dtSearch Corp.. In order to find more detailed information on the software and IX files, check the developer’s official website.

Programs which support IX file extension

Programs that can handle IX files are as follows. IX files can be encountered on all system platforms, including mobile, yet there is no guarantee each will properly support such files.

Programs that support IX file

How to open file with IX extension?

Being unable to open files with IX extension can be have various origins. Fortunately, most common problems with IX 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. Install dtSearch software

Problems with opening and working with IX files are most probably having to do with no proper software compatible with IX files being present on your machine. This issue can be addressed by downloading and installing dtSearch or different compatible program, such as WordPerfect Office. Above you will find a complete listing of programs that support IX files, classified according to system platforms for which they are available. One of the most risk-free method of downloading software is using links provided by official distributors. Visit dtSearch website and download the installer.

Step 2. Verify the you have the latest version of dtSearch

You still cannot access IX files although dtSearch 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. If you have an older version of dtSearch installed, it may not support IX format. The latest version of dtSearch should support all file formats that where compatible with older versions of the software.

Step 3. Set the default application to open IX files to dtSearch

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

The procedure to change the default program in Windows

  • Clicking the IX with right mouse button will bring a menu from which you should select the Open with option
  • Next, select the Choose another app option and then using More apps open the list of available applications
  • To finalize the process, select Look for another app on this PC entry and using the file explorer select the dtSearch installation folder. Confirm by checking Always use this app to open IX files box and clicking OK button.

The procedure to change the default program in Mac OS

  • From the drop-down menu, accessed by clicking the file with IX extension, select Information
  • Open the Open with section by clicking its name
  • Select dtSearch and click Change for all...
  • If you followed the previous steps a message should appear: This change will be applied to all files with IX extension. Next, click the Continue button to finalize the process.

Step 4. Verify that the IX is not faulty

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 IX file. It is probable that the file is corrupted and thus cannot be accessed.

1. The IX may be infected with malware – make sure to scan it with an antivirus tool.

If the IX is indeed infected, it is possible that the malware is blocking it from opening. Scan the IX file as well as your computer for malware or viruses. IX file is infected with malware? Follow the steps suggested by your antivirus software.

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

Did you receive the IX file in question from a different person? Ask him/her to send it one more time. 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. When downloading the file with IX extension from the internet an error may occurred resulting in incomplete file. Try downloading the file again.

3. Ensure that you have appropriate access rights

Some files require elevated access rights to open them. Log out of your current account and log in to an account with sufficient access privileges. Then open the DtSearch Index Format file.

4. Make sure that the system has sufficient resources to run dtSearch

If the systems has insufficient resources to open IX files, try closing all currently running applications and try again.

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

Up-to-date system and drivers not only makes your computer more secure, but also may solve problems with DtSearch Index Format file. It may be the case that the IX files work properly with updated software that addresses some system bugs.

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