XLD File Extension

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Excel Database Format

What is XLD file?

XLD filename suffix is mostly used for Excel Database Format files. Microsoft defined the Excel Database Format format standard. Files with XLD extension may be used by programs distributed for Mac OS, Windows platform. XLD file belongs to the Database Files category just like 349 other filename extensions listed in our database. The most popular program for handling XLD files is Microsoft Excel, but users can choose among 2 different programs that support this file format. On the official website of Microsoft Corporation developer not only will you find detailed information about theMicrosoft Excel software, but also about XLD and other supported file formats.

Programs which support XLD file extension

Below you will find an index of software programs that can be used to open XLD files divided into 2 categories according to system platform supported. Files with XLD 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 XLD file

How to open file with XLD extension?

There can be multiple causes why you have problems with opening XLD files on given system. Fortunately, most common problems with XLD 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.

Step 1. Get the Microsoft Excel

The most common reason for such problems is the lack of proper applications that supports XLD files installed on the system. The most obvious solution is to download and install Microsoft Excel or one to the listed programs: Microsoft Office. Above you will find a complete listing of programs that support XLD files, classified according to system platforms for which they are available. If you want to download Microsoft Excel installer in the most secured manner, we suggest you visit Microsoft Corporation website and download from their official repositories.

Step 2. Verify the you have the latest version of Microsoft Excel

If you already have Microsoft Excel installed on your systems and XLD files are still not opened properly, check if you have the latest version of the software. Software developers may implement support for more modern file formats in updated versions of their products. If you have an older version of Microsoft Excel installed, it may not support XLD format. The most recent version of Microsoft Excel is backward compatible and can handle file formats supported by older versions of the software.

Step 3. Assign Microsoft Excel to XLD files

If you have the latest version of Microsoft Excel installed and the problem persists, select it as the default program to be used to manage XLD 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

  • Clicking the XLD with right mouse button will bring a menu from which you should select the Open with option
  • Next, select the Choose another app option and then using More apps open the list of available applications
  • Finally select Look for another app on this PC, point to the folder where Microsoft Excel is installed, check the Always use this app to open XLD files box and conform your selection by clicking OK button

The procedure to change the default program in Mac OS

  • By clicking right mouse button on the selected XLD file open the file menu and choose 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 XLD extension. Next, click the Continue button to finalize the process.

Step 4. Check the XLD for errors

Should the problem still occur after following steps 1-3, check if the XLD file is valid. Being unable to access the file can be related to various issues.

1. The XLD may be infected with malware – make sure to scan it with an antivirus tool.

If the XLD is indeed infected, it is possible that the malware is blocking it from opening. Scan the XLD file as well as your computer for malware or viruses. If the scanner detected that the XLD file is unsafe, proceed as instructed by the antivirus program to neutralize the threat.

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

If the XLD 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 XLD 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.

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 Excel Database Format file.

4. Verify that your device fulfills the requirements to be able to open Microsoft Excel

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

5. Ensure that you have the latest drivers and system updates and patches installed

Regularly updated system, drivers, and programs keep your computer secure. This may also prevent problems with Excel Database Format files. It is possible that one of the available system or driver updates may solve the problems with XLD files affecting older versions of given software.

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