What is a .DEL File And How To Open It

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Introduction

While downloading files, you might have downloaded a file with the .del extension. It is possible that you know what the file does, but you are unsure on how to open it. Don’t worry! This article explains everything about the .del file extension, how to open and work with it on various systems.

What is a .DEL file?

The file extension .DEL comes from Delimited ASCII File. This file belongs to the text format and it is a text related file.

What to know

There are currently 3 software that can open the .del file on 3 platforms.

How to open a .DEL file?

Below we have written a comprehensive guide on how to open the .DEL file on various operating systems.

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

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

1. The first step is to download the OpenOffice Calc software. This software will be used for opening the file. The other software that you can use is Microsoft Notepad and OpenOffice Calc.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .DEL file

2. The second step is locating 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: 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 OpenOffice Calc software that you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Windows.

How to open a .DEL file on Mac

There are 4 simple steps to open the .del file on Mac.

1. In the first step you need to download the OpenOffice Calc software. This software will be used for opening the file. Other software that can be used in opening this file is: Apple TextEdit and OpenOffice Calc.

Step 2

Step 2: Finding your .DEL 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 right click on your file and choose “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 OpenOffice Calc software you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Mac.

How to open a .DEL file on Linux

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

1. The first step is to download the OpenOffice Calc software. You will be using this software in order to open the file. Other software that can be used in opening this file is: OpenOffice Calc.

Step 2

Step 2: Locate the .DEL 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: Hover over the “Open with” button

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

Step 4

Step 4: Open the file choosing the software

4. After choosing the “Open with” option, you will have an option to choose the OpenOffice Calc software you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Linux.

Still cannot open the .DEL file?

If you cannot open the .DEL file, it is entirely possible that you are trying to open the wrong file. There are many similar file extensions that look like the .DEL file.dem – Valve, .dem – USGS, .demo – Pokémon Type Wild Data File, .deos – Easeware Technology, .dep – Microsoft. You might be trying to open the wrong file, please recheck if you are trying to open the right file extension again.

Conclusion

In this article you have learned how to open the .DEL file with the OpenOffice Calc, Microsoft Notepad programs on Windows, OpenOffice Calc, Apple TextEdit programs on Mac and OpenOffice Calc software on Linux.