Full format name of files that use MODULE extension is Drupal Module Format. Drupal defined the Drupal Module Format format standard. Files with MODULE extension may be used by programs distributed for Linux, Mac OS, Windows platform. Files with MODULE extension are categorized as Plugin Files files. The Plugin Files subset comprises 140 various file formats. Drupal supports MODULE files and is the most frequently used program to handle such files, yet 2 other tools may also be used.
The list that follows enumerates programs compatible with MODULE files, divided into 3 categories based on operating system on which they are available. Files with MODULE suffix can be copied to any mobile device or system platform, but it may not be possible to open them properly on target system.
There can be multiple causes why you have problems with opening MODULE files on given system. Fortunately, most common problems with MODULE files can be solved without in-depth IT knowledge, and most importantly, in a matter of minutes. The following is a list of guidelines that will help you identify and solve file-related problems.
The most common reason for such problems is the lack of proper applications that supports MODULE files installed on the system. The solution is straightforward, just download and install Drupal. Above you will find a complete listing of programs that support MODULE files, classified according to system platforms for which they are available. If you want to download Drupal installer in the most secured manner, we suggest you visit website and download from their official repositories.
If the problems with opening MODULE files still occur even after installing Drupal, it is possible that you have an outdated version of the software. Check the developer’s website whether a newer version of Drupal is available. Sometimes software developers introduce new formats in place of that already supports along with newer versions of their applications. This can be one of the causes why MODULE files are not compatible with Drupal. The latest version of Drupal should support all file formats that where compatible with older versions of the software.
After installing Drupal (the most recent version) make sure that it is set as the default application to open MODULE files. The process of associating file formats with default application may differ in details depending on platform, but the basic procedure is very similar.
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 MODULE file. Problems with opening the file may arise due to various reasons.
If the file is infected, the malware that resides in the MODULE file hinders attempts to open 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 MODULE file is unsafe, proceed as instructed by the antivirus program to neutralize the threat.
If you obtained the problematic MODULE file from a third party, ask them to supply you with another copy. It is possible that the file has not been properly copied to a data storage and is incomplete and therefore cannot be opened. If the MODULE 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. Log in using an administrative account and see If this solves the problem.
If the system is under havy load, it may not be able to handle the program that you use to open files with MODULE extension. In this case close the other applications.
Latest versions of programs and drivers may help you solve problems with Drupal Module Format files and ensure security of your device and operating system. It may be the case that the MODULE files work properly with updated software that addresses some system bugs.
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