What is a .ALX File And How To Open It – Microsoft (Simple Steps)


Have you came across a file with the .alx extension and you don’t know what it is? Perhaps you know what the file is, but you simply don’t know how to open it. Don’t worry! This article explains everything about the .alx file extension, how to open and work with it on various systems.

What is a .ALX file?

The .ALX file extension comes from ActiveX Layout Control File. The creator of this file extension is Microsoft. This web related file is in text format.

What to know

There is currently 1 software that can open the .alx file on 1 platform.

How to open a .ALX file?

Below we will show you a step-by-step guide on how to open the .ALX file on various operating systems.

How to open a .ALX file on Windows (7, 8, 10)

The .alx file can be opened in 4 steps on Windows.

1. The first step is to download the Microsoft Internet Explorer software. This software will be used for opening the file. Other software that can be used in opening this file is: Microsoft Internet Explorer.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .ALX file

2. The second step is locating the downloaded file. If you don’t remember where you have downloaded your file to, you should check your /download/ folder as it usually gets automatically saved there.

Step 3

Step 3: Choose “Open with”

3. In the third step right click on your file and choose “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Choose the software and click ok

4. In the fourth step, after clicking “Open with”, you should see the Microsoft Internet Explorer software that you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Windows.

Still cannot open the .ALX file?

If you cannot open the .ALX file, it is entirely possible that you are trying to open the wrong file. The .ALX file extension is similar to other file extensions such as: .alx – Research In Motion, .alx – Alpha Software. You might be trying to open one of them. Please recheck the file extension again.


In this article you have learned how to open the .ALX file with the Microsoft Internet Explorer program on Windows.