What is a .TDE File And How To Open It – Tableau Software (Easy Steps)

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Introduction

Have you downloaded a file with .tde extension, but you are not sure what it is? It is possible that you know what the file does, but you are unsure on how to open it. That’s why we have made this article! You will learn how to open the .tde file extension on various systems, what it is and how to work with it.

What is a .TDE file?

The .TDE file extension comes from Tableau Data Extract File. The development of this file was done by Tableau Software. This file belongs to the binary format and it is a data related file.

What to know

There is currently 1 software that can open the .tde file on 2 platforms.

How to open a .TDE file?

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

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

To open the .tde file on Windows, please follow these 4 easy steps.

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

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .TDE 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: 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 Tableau Desktop 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 .TDE file on Mac

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

1. In the first step you need to download the Tableau Desktop software. This software will be used for opening the file. Other software that can be used in opening this file is: Tableau Desktop.

Step 2

Step 2: Finding your .TDE 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: 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 Tableau Desktop 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 .TDE file?

If you cannot open the .TDE file, it is entirely possible that you are trying to open the wrong file. The .TDE file extension is similar to other file extensions such as: .tdf – 321 Studios, .tdf – Apple, .tdf – Project Pluto, .tdl – MathType Translator Definition Language, .tdl – AbstractSpoon. 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 .TDE file with the Tableau Desktop program on Windows and Tableau Desktop program on Mac.