OYZ is a file extension commonly associated with Lotus Approach Alternate DBASE Index files. Lotus Approach Alternate DBASE Index specification was created by dataBased Intelligence, Inc.. Files with OYZ extension may be used by programs distributed for Windows platform. Files with OYZ extension are categorized as Misc Files files. The Misc Files subset comprises 5277 various file formats. Users are advised to use dBASE software for managing OYZ files, although 1 other programs can also handle this type of file. dBASE software was developed by dataBased Intelligence, Inc., and on its official website you may find more information about OYZ files or the dBASE software program.
Programs that can handle OYZ files are as follows. Files with OYZ 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.
Being unable to open files with OYZ extension can be have various origins. Fortunately, most common problems with OYZ 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.
Problems with opening and working with OYZ files are most probably having to do with no proper software compatible with OYZ files being present on your machine. This issue can be addressed by downloading and installing dBASE or different compatible program, such as Lotus 1-2-3. Above you will find a complete listing of programs that support OYZ files, classified according to system platforms for which they are available. The safest method of downloading dBASE installed is by going to developer’s website (dataBased Intelligence, Inc.) and downloading the software using provided links.
You still cannot access OYZ files although dBASE is installed on your system? Make sure that the software is up to date. 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 The reason that dBASE cannot handle files with OYZ may be that the software is outdated. The latest version of dBASE should support all file formats that where compatible with older versions of the software.
After installing dBASE (the most recent version) make sure that it is set as the default application to open OYZ files. The process of associating file formats with default application may differ in details depending on platform, but the basic procedure is very similar.
Selecting the first-choice application in Windows
Selecting the first-choice application in Mac OS
Should the problem still occur after following steps 1-3, check if the OYZ file is valid. Being unable to access the file can be related to various issues.
Should it happed that the OYZ is infected with a virus, this may be that cause that prevents you from accessing it. 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 OYZ file is unsafe, proceed as instructed by the antivirus program to neutralize the threat.
If you obtained the problematic OYZ file from a third party, ask them to supply you with another copy. During the copy process of the file errors may occurred rendering the file incomplete or corrupted. This could be the source of encountered problems with the file. It could happen the the download process of file with OYZ extension was interrupted and the file data is defective. Download the file again from the same source.
Some files require elevated access rights to open them. Switch to an account that has required privileges and try opening the Lotus Approach Alternate DBASE Index 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 OYZ extension. In this case close the other applications.
Up-to-date system and drivers not only makes your computer more secure, but also may solve problems with Lotus Approach Alternate DBASE Index file. Outdated drivers or software may have caused the inability to use a peripheral device needed to handle OYZ files.
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