SMX File Extension

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Rational XDE
  • Developer
    IBM
  • Category
  • Popularity
    4 (3 votes)

What is SMX file?

SMX filename suffix is mostly used for Rational XDE files. Rational XDE format was developed by IBM. SMX files are supported by software applications available for devices running Windows. Files with SMX extension are categorized as Misc Files files. The Misc Files subset comprises 4328 various file formats. Rational XDE is by far the most used program for working with SMX files. On the official website of IBM developer not only will you find detailed information about theRational XDE software, but also about SMX and other supported file formats.

Programs which support SMX file extension

Below is a table that list programs that support SMX files. Files with SMX suffix can be copied to any mobile device or system platform, but it may not be possible to open them properly on target system.

Programs that support SMX file

How to open file with SMX extension?

Problems with accessing SMX may be due to various reasons. What is important, all common issues related to files with SMX extension can be resolved by the users themselves. The process is quick and doesn’t involve an IT expert. We have prepared a listing of which will help you resolve your problems with SMX files.

Step 1. Download and install Rational XDE

Problems with opening and working with SMX files are most probably having to do with no proper software compatible with SMX files being present on your machine. The solution is straightforward, just download and install Rational XDE. The full list of programs grouped by operating systems can be found above. If you want to download Rational XDE installer in the most secured manner, we suggest you visit IBM website and download from their official repositories.

Step 2. Check the version of Rational XDE and update if needed

If the problems with opening SMX files still occur even after installing Rational XDE, it is possible that you have an outdated version of the software. Check the developer’s website whether a newer version of Rational XDE is available. It may also happen that software creators by updating their applications add compatibility with other, newer file formats. If you have an older version of Rational XDE installed, it may not support SMX format. The most recent version of Rational XDE is backward compatible and can handle file formats supported by older versions of the software.

Step 3. Assign Rational XDE to SMX files

If the issue has not been solved in the previous step, you should associate SMX files with latest version of Rational XDE 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.

Change the default application in Windows

  • Choose the Open with entry from the file menu accessed by right-mouse clicking on the SMX file
  • Click Choose another app and then select More apps option
  • Finally select Look for another app on this PC, point to the folder where Rational XDE is installed, check the Always use this app to open SMX files box and conform your selection by clicking OK button

Change the default application in Mac OS

  • By clicking right mouse button on the selected SMX 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
  • If you followed the previous steps a message should appear: This change will be applied to all files with SMX extension. Next, click the Continue button to finalize the process.

Step 4. Verify that the SMX is not faulty

Should the problem still occur after following steps 1-3, check if the SMX file is valid. It is probable that the file is corrupted and thus cannot be accessed.

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

If the file is infected, the malware that resides in the SMX file hinders attempts to open it. Scan the SMX file as well as your computer for malware or viruses. SMX file is infected with malware? Follow the steps suggested by your antivirus software.

2. Verify that the SMX file’s structure is intact

If the SMX file was sent to you by someone else, ask this person to resend the file to you. 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 SMX extension was interrupted and the file data is defective. Download the file again from the same source.

3. Check if the user that you are logged as has administrative privileges.

Some files require elevated access rights to open them. Switch to an account that has required privileges and try opening the Rational XDE file again.

4. Check whether your system can handle Rational XDE

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

5. Verify that your operating system and drivers are up to date

Up-to-date system and drivers not only makes your computer more secure, but also may solve problems with Rational XDE file. It may be the case that the SMX files work properly with updated software that addresses some system bugs.

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