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IXL File Extension

DB/TextWorks Database Indexed List
  • Developer
    Inmagic, Inc.
  • Category
  • Popularity
    3.5 (2 votes)

What is IXL file?

IXL is a file extension commonly associated with DB/TextWorks Database Indexed List files. DB/TextWorks Database Indexed List specification was created by Inmagic, Inc.. IXL file format is compatible with software that can be installed on Windows system platform. Files with IXL extension are categorized as Database Files files. The Database Files subset comprises 403 various file formats. The most popular software that supports IXL files is DB/TextWorks.

Programs which support IXL file extension

Below is a table that list programs that support IXL files. Files with IXL 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 IXL file

How to open file with IXL extension?

Being unable to open files with IXL extension can be have various origins. Fortunately, most common problems with IXL 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 IXL files.

Step 1. Download and install DB/TextWorks

Install software to open IXL file Problems with opening and working with IXL files are most probably having to do with no proper software compatible with IXL files being present on your machine. To address this issue, go to the DB/TextWorks developer website, download the tool, and install it. It is that easy On the top of the page a list that contains all programs grouped based on operating systems supported can be found. If you want to download DB/TextWorks installer in the most secured manner, we suggest you visit website and download from their official repositories.

Step 2. Update DB/TextWorks to the latest version

Update software that support file extension IXLIf the problems with opening IXL files still occur even after installing DB/TextWorks, it is possible that you have an outdated version of the software. Check the developer’s website whether a newer version of DB/TextWorks 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 IXL files are not compatible with DB/TextWorks. The latest version of DB/TextWorks should support all file formats that where compatible with older versions of the software.

Step 3. Assign DB/TextWorks to IXL files

After installing DB/TextWorks (the most recent version) make sure that it is set as the default application to open IXL files. The process of associating file formats with default application may differ in details depending on platform, but the basic procedure is very similar.

Associate software with IXL file on Windows

Change the default application in Windows

  • Choose the Open with entry from the file menu accessed by right-mouse clicking on the IXL file
  • Click Choose another app and then select More apps option
  • The last step is to select Look for another app on this PC option supply the directory path to the folder where DB/TextWorks is installed. Now all that is left is to confirm your choice by selecting Always use this app to open IXL files and clicking OK.
Associate software with IXL file on Mac

Change the default application in Mac OS

  • From the drop-down menu, accessed by clicking the file with IXL extension, select Information
  • Proceed to the Open with section. If its closed, click the title to access available options
  • Select the appropriate software and save your settings by clicking Change all
  • A message window should appear informing that This change will be applied to all files with IXL extension. By clicking Continue you confirm your selection.

Step 4. Check the IXL for errors

Should the problem still occur after following steps 1-3, check if the IXL file is valid. Being unable to access the file can be related to various issues.

Check IXL file for viruses
1. Check the IXL file for viruses or malware

If the IXL is indeed infected, it is possible that the malware is blocking it from opening. Scan the IXL file as well as your computer for malware or viruses. If the scanner detected that the IXL file is unsafe, proceed as instructed by the antivirus program to neutralize the threat.

2. Verify that the IXL file’s structure is intact

Did you receive the IXL 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 IXL 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.

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. Make sure that the system has sufficient resources to run DB/TextWorks

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

5. Check if you have the latest updates to the operating system and drivers

Regularly updated system, drivers, and programs keep your computer secure. This may also prevent problems with DB/TextWorks Database Indexed List files. It is possible that one of the available system or driver updates may solve the problems with IXL files affecting older versions of given software.

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