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NDX File Extension

DBASE Index Format

What is NDX file?

Full format name of files that use NDX extension is DBASE Index Format. Files with NDX extension may be used by programs distributed for Windows platform. NDX file format, along with 1326 other file formats, belongs to the Data Files category. dBASE supports NDX files and is the most frequently used program to handle such files, yet 1 other tools may also be used. dBASE software was developed by dataBased Intelligence, Inc., and on its official website you may find more information about NDX files or the dBASE software program.

Programs which support NDX file extension

The following listing features NDX-compatible programs. NDX files can be encountered on all system platforms, including mobile, yet there is no guarantee each will properly support such files.

Programs that support NDX file

How to open file with NDX extension?

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

Step 1. Download and install dBASE

Install software to open NDX file The main and most frequent cause precluding users form opening NDX files is that no program that can handle NDX files is installed on user’s system. This issue can be addressed by downloading and installing dBASE or different compatible program, such as Visual FoxPro. On the top of the page a list that contains all programs grouped based on operating systems supported can be found. The safest method of downloading dBASE installed is by going to developer’s website (dataBased Intelligence, Inc.) and downloading the software using provided links.

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

Update software that support file extension NDXIf the problems with opening NDX files still occur even after installing dBASE, it is possible that you have an outdated version of the software. Check the developer’s website whether a newer version of dBASE is available. It may also happen that software creators by updating their applications add compatibility with other, newer file formats. The reason that dBASE cannot handle files with NDX may be that the software is outdated.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 dBASE.

Step 3. Set the default application to open NDX files to dBASE

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

Associate software with NDX file on Windows

Selecting the first-choice application in Windows

  • Choose the Open with entry from the file menu accessed by right-mouse clicking on the NDX file
  • Click Choose another app and then select More apps option
  • To finalize the process, select Look for another app on this PC entry and using the file explorer select the dBASE installation folder. Confirm by checking Always use this app to open NDX files box and clicking OK button.
Associate software with NDX file on Mac

Selecting the first-choice application in Mac OS

  • By clicking right mouse button on the selected NDX file open the file menu and choose Information
  • Find the Open with option – click the title if its hidden
  • Select the appropriate software and save your settings by clicking Change all
  • Finally, a This change will be applied to all files with NDX extension message should pop-up. Click Continue button in order to confirm your choice.

Step 4. Check the NDX for 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 NDX file. Being unable to access the file can be related to various issues.

Check NDX file for viruses
1. Verify that the NDX in question is not infected with a computer virus

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

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

If you obtained the problematic NDX 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 NDX file has been downloaded from the internet only partially, try to redownload it.

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. Switch to an account that has required privileges and try opening the DBASE Index Format file again.

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

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

5. Ensure that you have the latest drivers and system updates and patches installed

Latest versions of programs and drivers may help you solve problems with DBASE Index 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 NDX files.

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