How to Open IDX Files
An IDX file is an index file extension commonly used in Windows to speed up the search process in a database, or to quickly retrieve and sort files in directories. IDX files are also commonly used in DVDs and movie files that contain subtitles. Most Windows and Mac computers will automatically open IDX files using the program the files originated from. However, if an IDX file won’t open on your computer, you can try opening the file using the VideoLAN VLC media player, which can open and support most types of IDX files.
Part 1Opening IDX Files
The file will automatically open in Notepad on Windows, or in TextEdit on Mac OS X.
If the IDX file fails to open, proceed to the next step.
If using Mac OS X, select “Get Info,” then click on “Open With.”
WordPad, Notepad, and TextEdit are examples of text editing programs that can open IDX files.
If the IDX file still does not open, proceed to the next step.
In some cases, you may be able to open the IDX file using the program that created the file. For example, if the IDX file originated from Microsoft Outlook Express, you can launch Outlook Express on your computer, and attempt to open the IDX file using Outlook Express.
If the IDX file fails to open, follow the steps outlined in method two of this article to open the file using VideoLAN’s VLC media player.
Part 2Using VideoLAN VLC Media Player
The application will automatically launch when installation is complete.
” The “open file” dialog box will display on-screen.
” The IDX file you selected will open and display within the VideoLAN media player.