What is a .DXL File And How To Open It – IBM

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Introduction

Have you came across a file with the .dxl extension and you don’t know what it is? You most likely know what the file is, but you might be unsure on how to open it. Don’t worry! This article explains everything about the .dxl file extension, how to open and work with it on various systems.

What is a .DXL file?

The file extension .DXL comes from Domino XML Language File. This file extension was developed by IBM. This file belongs to the xml format and it is a database related file.

What to know

There are currently 3 software that can open the .dxl file on 2 platforms.

How to open a .DXL file?

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

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

We have written below an easy-to-understand guide on how to open the .dxl file on Windows in 4 easy steps.

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

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .DXL 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: Choose “Open with”

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

Step 4

Step 4: Choose the software and click ok

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

How to open a .DXL file on Linux

To open the .dxl file on Linux, please follow these 4 easy steps.

1. The first step is to download the Vim software. This software will be used for opening the file. You can also use Vim software.

Step 2

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

3. In the third step, after locating your file, right click on it and click “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 Vim software you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Linux.

Still cannot open the .DXL file?

If you are still unable to open the .DXL file, it might be because you are trying to open the wrong one. There are many similar file extensions that look like the .DXL file.dxl – IBM. 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 .DXL file with the gVim, Microsoft Notepad programs on Windows and Vim software on Linux.