What is a .DDE File And How To Open It – ABBYY

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Have you downloaded a file with .dde extension, but you have never seen this extension before? It is important to know how to open this file – in order to be able to work with it. That’s why we have made this article! You will learn how to open the .dde file extension on various systems, what it is and how to work with it.

What is a .DDE file?

The .DDE file extension is Lingvo Dictionary Error Log File. This file extension was developed by ABBYY. This data related file is in text format.

What to know

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

How to open a .DDE file?

In this part of the article we will show you how to open the .DDE file on various operating systems.

How to open a .DDE file on Mac

Below you can see a visual guide on how to open the .dde file on Mac in 4 easy steps.

1. In the first step you need to download the ABBYY Lingvo Dictionary software. This software will be used for opening the file.

Step 2

Step 2: Finding your .DDE file

2. In the second step you need to locate the downloaded file. The file can be usually found in your /download/ folder if you don’t remember where you have downloaded it to.

Step 3

Step 3: Clicking “Open with”

3. In the third step, after locating your file, right click on it and click “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Choosing the software to open your file

4. After choosing the “Open with” option, you will have an option to choose the ABBYY Lingvo Dictionary software you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Mac.

Still cannot open the .DDE file?

If you are still unable to open the .DDE file, it might be because you are trying to open the wrong one. There are many similar file extensions that look like the .DDE file.ddf – Microsoft, .ddl – Data Definition Language File, .ddm – Alpha Software, .ddoc – RIA, .ddp – NCH 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 .DDE file with the ABBYY Lingvo Dictionary program on Mac.