ALX File - opening and understanding

Did your computer fail to open an ALX file? We explain what they are used for and recommend software that we know can open or otherwise handle your .ALX files.

What is an ALX file?

Files that contain the .alx file extension are Application Loader files. These files are created in the XML format and contain information about applications that are to be installed on a BlackBerry mobile device.

The ALX file format is used by the BlackBerry Desktop Manager and contains data that pertains to the computer location of the file you wish to install on your BlackBerry device.

The Alpha Five database software also uses the .alx file suffix. This software application uses the .alx file extension for database information files that are used by the program.

The .alx file extension is also used for Active X layout control files. These files contain HTML that is embedded into associated website pages.

How to open ALX files

You will need a program compatible with the specific file you are trying to open, as different programs may use files with file extension ALX for different purposes.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 8 different ALX openers which you will find listed below.

Suggest another file format using extension ALX

While we know of one file format using the .ALX file extension, there may be more. It is widespread that different programs use files with the same file extension for very different types of data. Please let us know if you are aware of a different kind of .ALX file.

Various viewers for this file format

These apps are known to open certain types of ALX files. Remember, different programs may use ALX files for different purposes, so you may need to try out a few of them to be able to open your specific file.

Active Library ExplorerActive Library ExplorerUser submitted
ALEXALEXUser submitted
1-More PhotoCalendar1-More PhotoCalendarUser submitted
LICADLICADUser submitted
BlackBerry Desktop SoftwareBlackBerry Desktop SoftwareUser submitted
3D Photo Browser3D Photo BrowserUser submitted
AldfaerAldfaerUser submitted
Desktop Tools for RIM HandheldsDesktop Tools for RIM HandheldsUser submitted
We have not verified any software that we know for certain will work with ALX-files on Mac. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!
We have not verified any web services that we know for certain will work with ALX-files. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!