OXT File Extension

OXT file icon
Apache OpenOffice Extension
  • Developer
    Sun Microsystems
  • Category
  • Popularity
    3.2 (8 votes)

What is OXT file?

OXT filename suffix is mostly used for Apache OpenOffice Extension files. Apache OpenOffice Extension specification was created by Sun Microsystems. Files with OXT extension may be used by programs distributed for Linux, Mac OS, Windows platform. OXT file format, along with 147 other file formats, belongs to the Plugin Files category. Apache OpenOffice supports OXT files and is the most frequently used program to handle such files, yet 6 other tools may also be used. Apache OpenOffice software was developed by Apache Software Foundation, and on its official website you may find more information about OXT files or the Apache OpenOffice software program.

Programs which support OXT file extension

The list that follows enumerates programs compatible with OXT files, divided into 3 categories based on operating system on which they are available. Files with OXT 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 OXT file

How to open file with OXT extension?

Problems with accessing OXT may be due to various reasons. What is important, all common issues related to files with OXT extension can be resolved by the users themselves. The process is quick and doesn’t involve an IT expert. The following is a list of guidelines that will help you identify and solve file-related problems.

Step 1. Get the Apache OpenOffice

The most common reason for such problems is the lack of proper applications that supports OXT files installed on the system. This issue can be addressed by downloading and installing Apache OpenOffice or different compatible program, such as LibreOffice, NeoOffice. Above you will find a complete listing of programs that support OXT files, classified according to system platforms for which they are available. The safest method of downloading Apache OpenOffice installed is by going to developer’s website (Apache Software Foundation) and downloading the software using provided links.

Step 2. Verify the you have the latest version of Apache OpenOffice

You still cannot access OXT files although Apache OpenOffice 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 Apache OpenOffice cannot handle files with OXT 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 Apache OpenOffice.

Step 3. Set the default application to open OXT files to Apache OpenOffice

If the issue has not been solved in the previous step, you should associate OXT files with latest version of Apache OpenOffice you have installed on your device. 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

  • Right-click the OXT file and choose Open with option
  • 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 Apache OpenOffice installation folder. Confirm by checking Always use this app to open OXT 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 OXT extension, select Information
  • Proceed to the Open with section. If its closed, click the title to access available options
  • From the list choose the appropriate program and confirm by clicking Change for all....
  • Finally, a This change will be applied to all files with OXT extension message should pop-up. Click Continue button in order to confirm your choice.

Step 4. Verify that the OXT 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 OXT file. Being unable to access the file can be related to various issues.

1. Verify that the OXT in question is not infected with a computer virus

If the OXT is indeed infected, it is possible that the malware is blocking it from opening. It is advised to scan the system for viruses and malware as soon as possible or use an online antivirus scanner. If the scanner detected that the OXT file is unsafe, proceed as instructed by the antivirus program to neutralize the threat.

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

Did you receive the OXT file in question from a different person? Ask him/her to send it one more time. The file might have been copied erroneously and the data lost integrity, which precludes from accessing the file. If the OXT file has been downloaded from the internet only partially, try to redownload it.

3. Verify whether your account has administrative rights

Sometimes in order to access files user need to have administrative privileges. Switch to an account that has required privileges and try opening the Apache OpenOffice Extension file again.

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

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

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

Regularly updated system, drivers, and programs keep your computer secure. This may also prevent problems with Apache OpenOffice Extension files. It is possible that one of the available system or driver updates may solve the problems with OXT files affecting older versions of given software.

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