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Details of the .dia file extension

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

  • What is the .dia file?
  • What program do I need to open a .dia file?
  • How can the .dia file be opened, edited or printed?
  • Where can I find the specifications for .dia?
  • Which MIME-type is associated with the .dia extension?
  • How can I convert .dia files to another format?
  • What are other, similar filename extensions to .dia?

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

.dia file extension details

Dia Diagram

Dia Diagram .dia file icon
DIA file is a Dia Diagram. Dia is a GTK+ based diagram creation program for Linux, Unix and Windows released under the GPL license. The native Dia file format (extension .dia) is XML compressed with GZip.
Category: Document files
Application: Dia
Mime-type: application/x-dia-diagram
Magic number: -
Magic string: -
Sample: -
DIA aliases:
DIA related links:
DIA related extensions:
Encapsulated PostScript Image

Printer Command Language Document

Microsoft Visio Diagram

Extensible Markup Language File

Scalable Vector Graphic

Microsoft Visio Diagram XML

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

.dia file extension error

The .dia file extension is often given incorrectly!

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

ia, ida, dix, diz, cia, xia, eia, dla, sia, ria, dua

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

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open .dia file

Can't open a .dia 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 .dia file association, check the FAQ.

.dia file extension

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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