Full format name of files that use VDX extension is Visio Drawing XML Format. Microsoft defined the Visio Drawing XML Format format standard. VDX files are supported by software applications available for devices running iOS, Mac OS, Windows. VDX file format, along with 1326 other file formats, belongs to the Data Files category. Visio 2010 supports VDX files and is the most frequently used program to handle such files, yet 2 other tools may also be used.
The following list contains programs grouped by 3 operating systems that support VDX files. VDX files can be encountered on all system platforms, including mobile, yet there is no guarantee each will properly support such files.
Problems with accessing VDX may be due to various reasons. What is important, all common issues related to files with VDX 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 VDX files.
The most common reason for such problems is the lack of proper applications that supports VDX files installed on the system. The most obvious solution is to download and install Visio 2010 or one to the listed programs: ConceptDraw PRO, VSD Viewer. Above you will find a complete listing of programs that support VDX files, classified according to system platforms for which they are available. One of the most risk-free method of downloading software is using links provided by official distributors. Visit Visio 2010 website and download the installer.
If the problems with opening VDX files still occur even after installing Visio 2010, it is possible that you have an outdated version of the software. Check the developer’s website whether a newer version of Visio 2010 is available. Software developers may implement support for more modern file formats in updated versions of their products. This can be one of the causes why VDX files are not compatible with Visio 2010. The most recent version of Visio 2010 is backward compatible and can handle file formats supported by older versions of the software.
After installing Visio 2010 (the most recent version) make sure that it is set as the default application to open VDX 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 VDX file is valid. It is probable that the file is corrupted and thus cannot be accessed.
If the VDX is indeed infected, it is possible that the malware is blocking it from opening. Immediately scan the file using an antivirus tool or scan the whole system to ensure the whole system is safe. VDX file is infected with malware? Follow the steps suggested by your antivirus software.
If the VDX 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. If the VDX 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. Log out of your current account and log in to an account with sufficient access privileges. Then open the Visio Drawing XML Format file.
If the system is under havy load, it may not be able to handle the program that you use to open files with VDX extension. In this case close the other applications.
Regularly updated system, drivers, and programs keep your computer secure. This may also prevent problems with Visio Drawing XML Format files. It may be the case that the VDX files work properly with updated software that addresses some system bugs.
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