File Extension CLX

  • Full name
    Adobe Standard Dictionary Format
  • Developer
    Adobe Systems
  • Popularity
Have you encountered a problem with a CLX file? Don’t you know which program opens a file with this extension? You will find all the information you need about working with a CLX file here. In the further part of this page we have added a list of programs that should open your CLX file. It is enough you choose a proper application for your operating system, download and install it.

What is CLX file?

The file extension CLX marks the standard dictionaries for spell-checking documents. This format is mainly used in various Adobe products. These files contain word lists in a binary format and are usually located under 'Configuration-> Spelling or -> Content-> Dictionaries', depending on the application in the main folder.

Programs which can open a CLX file

How to open file with CLX extension?

In order to open a file with CLX extension one of the following programs must be installed on user’s system. If a problem with opening CLX file occurred, it is highly possible that none of the listed programs is present on user’s system. Even if one or more said programs are installed, there may be issues related with given programs. In order to solve a problem with CLX files, follow the instructions below.
Install Adobe InDesign or other program from the list

Most often resolving problems with opening CLX files is very simple. Just install an appropriate program that supports such files. All of the listed programs support CLX files, but may vary in offered function and purpose. Some programs may be capable only of viewing contents of CLX files or offer file conversion options, but may not be capable of editing such files.

Set Adobe InDesign as the default program for opening CLX files

It is possible that although a compatible program has been installed on user’s system, it is not used by the system to open it. This may happen because no default application was associated with this type of files. To associate CLX files with given application, select "Open with" from drop-down menu (accessed by right-clicking on the file). Then select from the list the program or application you want to be used to open this type of file. If the Adobe InDesign applications is not on the list, select "Browse" option in order to manually locate the directory where Adobe InDesign has been installed.


Check the section that lists most common problems with CLX files

Sometimes problems with opening CLX files may not lie with the application itself, but can arise due to other causes, such as:

  • File data is corrupted
  • CLX files has been not been completely download from the internet (only a part of the data has been downloaded)
  • Currently used user account hasn’t been granted necessary privileges to open CLX files (should that be the case, please contact your system administrator or IT specialist)
  • CLX file was being copied from a corrupted storage device and is incomplete or data is corrupted. (Copying files from unknown or untrusted sources should be conducted with great care as such files may contain malicious software, which can damage your system)

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