What is a .DOCSET File And How To Open It – Doxygen (Visual Guide)

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While downloading files, you might have downloaded a file with the .docset extension. You most likely know what the file is, but you might be unsure on how to open it. That’s why you are here! We have made this guide for you to learn more about the .docset file extension and how to open it.

What is a .DOCSET file?

The file extension .DOCSET stands for Doxygen Document Set File. The development of this file was done by Doxygen. This file belongs to the binary format and it is a development related file.

What to know

There are currently 2 software that can open the .docset file on 1 platform.

How to open a .DOCSET file?

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

How to open a .DOCSET file on Mac

The .docset file can be opened in 4 steps on Mac.

1. The first step is to download the Apple Xcode software. You will be using this software in order to open the file. The other software that you can use is Apple Xcode and Kapeli Dash.

Step 2

Step 2: Finding your .DOCSET file

2. In the second step you need to locate 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: 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. In the fourth step, after clicking “Open with”, you should see the Apple Xcode software that you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Mac.

Still cannot open the .DOCSET file?

If you cannot open the .DOCSET file, it is entirely possible that you are trying to open the wrong file. The .DOCSET file extension is similar to other file extensions such as: .docx – Microsoft, .docxml – Microsoft, .docz – Hancom, .dochtml – Microsoft, .dok – SoftwareOK. 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 .DOCSET file with the Apple Xcode, Kapeli Dash programs on Mac.