What is a .IDX File And How To Open It (Simple Steps)

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Introduction

While downloading files, you might have downloaded a file with the .idx extension. You most likely know what the file is, but you might be unsure on how to open it. Thanks to this easy guide you will be able to find out what .idx file extension is, how to open it and how to work with it.

What is a .IDX file?

The .IDX file extension comes from Movie Subtitle File. The file is a miscellaneous file.

What to know

There are currently 4 software that can open the .idx file on 3 platforms.

How to open a .IDX file?

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

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

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

1. In the first step you need to download the VideoLAN VLC media player and URUWorks Subtitle Workshop software. This software will be used for opening the file.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .IDX 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: 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 VideoLAN VLC media player software that you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Windows.

How to open a .IDX file on Mac

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

1. In the first step you need to download the VideoLAN VLC media player software. You will be using this software in order to open the file. Other software that can be used in opening this file is: MPlayer and VideoLAN VLC media player.

Step 2

Step 2: Finding your .IDX 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. In the fourth step, after clicking “Open with”, you should see the VideoLAN VLC media player software that you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Mac.

How to open a .IDX file on Linux

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

1. The first step is to download the VideoLAN VLC media player software. You will be using this software in order to open the file. Other software that can be used in opening this file is: SMPlayer and VideoLAN VLC media player.

Step 2

Step 2: Locate the .IDX 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 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 VideoLAN VLC media player 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 .IDX file?

If you cannot open the .IDX file, it is entirely possible that you are trying to open the wrong file. There are many similar file extensions that look like the .IDX file.idx – VDO Dayton. You might be trying to open one of them. Please recheck the file extension again.

Conclusion

In this article you have learned how to open the .IDX file with the VideoLAN VLC media player, URUWorks Subtitle Workshop programs on Windows, VideoLAN VLC media player, MPlayer programs on Mac and VideoLAN VLC media player, SMPlayer software on Linux.