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DEX file extension

The table below provides useful information about the .dex file extension. It answers questions such as:

  • What is the .dex file?
  • What program do I need to open a .dex file?
  • How can the .dex file be opened, edited or printed?
  • How can I convert .dex files to another format?

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1 extension(s) and 0 alias(es) found in database

✅ Android Compiled Executable

Android Compiled Executable .dex file icon
DEX file is an Android Compiled Executable. Android programs are compiled into .dex (Dalvik Executable) files, which are in turn zipped into a single .apk file on the device. .dex files can be created by automatically translating compiled applications written in the Java programming language.
Category: Development files
Application: -
Mime-type: application/octet-stream
Magic number: -
Magic string: -
Sample: -
DEX aliases:
DEX related links:
DEX related extensions:
Symbian Install Package

Nokia Phone Add-on Software

SymbianOS Compiled Resource

SymbianOS Compiled Application

Symbian Series 3 Install Package

S60 Web Runtime Widget Package

Android Application Package

SymbianOS Pre-processed Resource

SymbianOS Resource Header

SymbianOS Dynamic Shared Object

Other types of files may also use the .dex file extension.

🚫 The .dex file extension is often given incorrectly!

According to the searches on our site, these misspellings were the most common in the past year:

cex, ddx, de, dea, dec, ded, des, dez, dfx, drx, dsx, dwx, dx, dxe, edx

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

We found the following similar file extensions in our database:

SolidWorks Enterprise PDM Exported Vault Settings
DAZ Studio Configuration
Xbox 360 Executable
Softdesk Drafix CAD Document
ReCycle Loop Data
Dr. Engrave Document
Autodesk AutoCAD Data Extraction Template
ThumbsPlus Image Data
CADLock Locked AutoCAD Drawing
OpenVSP v2 VSP Design Document

🔴 Can't open a .dex file?

When you double-click a file to open it, Windows examines the filename extension. If Windows recognizes the filename extension, it opens the file in the program that is associated with that filename extension. When Windows does not recognize a filename extension, you receive the following message:

Windows cannot open this file:


To open this file, Windows needs to know what program you want to use to open it...

If you don't know how to set the .dex file association, check the FAQ.

🔴 Can I change the extension of files?

Changing the filename extension of a file is not a good idea. When you change a file's extension, you change the way programs on your computer read the file. The problem is, changing the file extension does not change the file format.

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