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 141 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.
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.
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.
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.
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 The reason that Apache OpenOffice cannot handle files with OXT may be that the software is outdated.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.
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
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 OXT file. Being unable to access the file can be related to various issues.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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