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~~D File Extension

Microsoft Windows Application Log
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What is ~~D file?

~~D is a file extension commonly associated with Microsoft Windows Application Log files. Microsoft Corporation defined the Microsoft Windows Application Log format standard. Files with ~~D extension may be used by programs distributed for Windows platform. ~~D file format, along with 6033 other file formats, belongs to the Misc Files category. Microsoft Windows is by far the most used program for working with ~~D files. Microsoft Windows software was developed by Microsoft Corporation, and on its official website you may find more information about ~~D files or the Microsoft Windows software program.

Programs which support ~~D file extension

The following listing features ~~D-compatible programs. ~~D files can be encountered on all system platforms, including mobile, yet there is no guarantee each will properly support such files.

Programs that support ~~D file

How to open file with ~~D extension?

There can be multiple causes why you have problems with opening ~~D files on given system. What is important, all common issues related to files with ~~D 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 ~~D files.

Step 1. Download and install Microsoft Windows

Install software to open ~~D file The most common reason for such problems is the lack of proper applications that supports ~~D files installed on the system. The solution is straightforward, just download and install Microsoft Windows. The full list of programs grouped by operating systems can be found above. One of the most risk-free method of downloading software is using links provided by official distributors. Visit Microsoft Windows website and download the installer.

Step 2. Update Microsoft Windows to the latest version

Update software that support file extension ~~DIf the problems with opening ~~D files still occur even after installing Microsoft Windows, it is possible that you have an outdated version of the software. Check the developer’s website whether a newer version of Microsoft Windows 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 ~~D files are not compatible with Microsoft Windows. The most recent version of Microsoft Windows is backward compatible and can handle file formats supported by older versions of the software.

Step 3. Set the default application to open ~~D files to Microsoft Windows

If the issue has not been solved in the previous step, you should associate ~~D files with latest version of Microsoft Windows you have installed on your device. The method is quite simple and varies little across operating systems.

Associate software with ~~D file on Windows

Selecting the first-choice application in Windows

  • Clicking the ~~D 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
  • To finalize the process, select Look for another app on this PC entry and using the file explorer select the Microsoft Windows installation folder. Confirm by checking Always use this app to open ~~D files box and clicking OK button.
Associate software with ~~D file on Mac

Selecting the first-choice application in Mac OS

  • Right-click the ~~D file and select Information
  • Proceed to the Open with section. If its closed, click the title to access available options
  • Select Microsoft Windows and click Change for all...
  • If you followed the previous steps a message should appear: This change will be applied to all files with ~~D extension. Next, click the Continue button to finalize the process.

Step 4. Verify that the ~~D is not faulty

If you followed the instructions form the previous steps yet the issue is still not solved, you should verify the ~~D file in question. It is probable that the file is corrupted and thus cannot be accessed.

Check ~~D file for viruses
1. Check the ~~D file for viruses or malware

If the file is infected, the malware that resides in the ~~D file hinders attempts to open it. It is advised to scan the system for viruses and malware as soon as possible or use an online antivirus scanner. ~~D file is infected with malware? Follow the steps suggested by your antivirus software.

2. Verify that the ~~D file’s structure is intact

Did you receive the ~~D 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 ~~D extension from the internet an error may occurred resulting in incomplete file. Try downloading the file again.

3. Ensure that you have appropriate access rights

Some files require elevated access rights to open them. Switch to an account that has required privileges and try opening the Microsoft Windows Application Log file again.

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

If the systems has insufficient resources to open ~~D 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 Microsoft Windows Application Log files. Outdated drivers or software may have caused the inability to use a peripheral device needed to handle ~~D files.

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