WLX File Extension

WLX file icon
FileMaker Pro Plug-in
  • Developer
    FileMaker, Inc.
  • Category
  • Popularity
    3.3 (3 votes)

What is WLX file?

WLX filename suffix is mostly used for FileMaker Pro Plug-in files. FileMaker Pro Plug-in specification was created by FileMaker, Inc.. WLX file format is compatible with software that can be installed on Windows system platform. WLX file format, along with 139 other file formats, belongs to the Plugin Files category. The software recommended for managing WLX files is FileMaker Pro. Software named FileMaker Pro was created by FileMaker, Inc.. In order to find more detailed information on the software and WLX files, check the developer’s official website.

Programs which support WLX file extension

Below is a table that list programs that support WLX files. Files with WLX 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 WLX file

How to open file with WLX extension?

Being unable to open files with WLX extension can be have various origins. On the bright side, the most encountered issues pertaining to FileMaker Pro Plug-in files aren’t complex. In most cases they can be addressed swiftly and effectively without assistance from a specialist. The following is a list of guidelines that will help you identify and solve file-related problems.

Step 1. Download and install FileMaker Pro

The main and most frequent cause precluding users form opening WLX files is that no program that can handle WLX files is installed on user’s system. To address this issue, go to the FileMaker Pro developer website, download the tool, and install it. It is that easy Above you will find a complete listing of programs that support WLX files, classified according to system platforms for which they are available. If you want to download FileMaker Pro installer in the most secured manner, we suggest you visit FileMaker, Inc. website and download from their official repositories.

Step 2. Check the version of FileMaker Pro and update if needed

If the problems with opening WLX files still occur even after installing FileMaker Pro, it is possible that you have an outdated version of the software. Check the developer’s website whether a newer version of FileMaker Pro is available. Software developers may implement support for more modern file formats in updated versions of their products. If you have an older version of FileMaker Pro installed, it may not support WLX format. The most recent version of FileMaker Pro is backward compatible and can handle file formats supported by older versions of the software.

Step 3. Set the default application to open WLX files to FileMaker Pro

If you have the latest version of FileMaker Pro installed and the problem persists, select it as the default program to be used to manage WLX on your device. The method is quite simple and varies little across operating systems.

Change the default application in Windows

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

Change the default application in Mac OS

  • From the drop-down menu, accessed by clicking the file with WLX 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....
  • If you followed the previous steps a message should appear: This change will be applied to all files with WLX extension. Next, click the Continue button to finalize the process.

Step 4. Ensure that the WLX file is complete and free of errors

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 WLX file. It is probable that the file is corrupted and thus cannot be accessed.

1. Check the WLX file for viruses or malware

If the WLX is indeed infected, it is possible that the malware is blocking it from opening. Scan the WLX file as well as your computer for malware or viruses. If the WLX file is indeed infected follow the instructions below.

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

Did you receive the WLX file in question from a different person? Ask him/her to send it one more time. It is possible that the file has not been properly copied to a data storage and is incomplete and therefore cannot be opened. When downloading the file with WLX extension from the internet an error may occurred resulting in incomplete file. Try downloading the file again.

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

There is a possibility that the file in question can only be accessed by users with sufficient system privileges. Log in using an administrative account and see If this solves the problem.

4. Check whether your system can handle FileMaker Pro

If the systems has insufficient resources to open WLX files, try closing all currently running applications and try again.

5. Check if you have the latest updates to the operating system and drivers

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

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