File Extension INDL

  • Full name
    Adobe InDesign Object Library Format
  • Developer
    Adobe Systems
  • Popularity
Have you encountered a problem with a INDL 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 INDL file here. In the further part of this page we have added a list of programs that should open your INDL file. It is enough you choose a proper application for your operating system, download and install it.

What is INDL file?

The file extension INDL identifies library, ie library files of the DTP (Desktop Publishing) solution InDesign. With InDesign, for example, you can create print templates and layouts for print products such as flyers, catalogs or brochures.

More info

Using library files, you can systematically organize common graphics, text, and pages, as well as add and manage guides, grids, drawn shapes, and grouped images.

Libraries can be easily created by highlighting the desired objects and the subsequent menu choice 'File-> New-> Library'. Alternatively, you can select 'New' in the Library panel or drag the highlighted one into the Library panel. The menu 'File-> open' can theoretically open any number of libraries. These can then be accessed via the Library panel.

It should be noted that library files have the extension INDL only under Windows, they apparently have no extension on the Apple Mac. Library files of older InDesign versions are automatically converted to the new format when loaded.

Programs which can open a INDL file

How to open file with INDL extension?

In order to open a file with INDL extension one of the following programs must be installed on user’s system. If a problem with opening INDL 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 INDL files, follow the instructions below.
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Install Adobe InDesign or other program from the list

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


Set Adobe InDesign as the default program for opening INDL 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 INDL 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.

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Check the section that lists most common problems with INDL files

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

  • File data is corrupted
  • INDL 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 INDL files (should that be the case, please contact your system administrator or IT specialist)
  • INDL 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)