DEX File

What are DEX files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening a DEX file or just wondering what they contain? We explain what these files are used for and show you software that we know can open or otherwise handle your files.

What is a DEX file?

DEX files have multiple uses, and Microsoft Excel Spreadsheet is one of them. Read more about the other uses further down the page.

Microsoft Excel Spreadsheet

The .dex file extension is used for a workbook or spreadsheet file format that Microsoft developed. These DEX files are normally found in Windows PCs where older versions of Microsoft Excel is installed. A .dex file can be created using these outdated Microsoft Excel versions.

A DEX file may contain formulas, equations, calculations, text, numbers, and formatting attributes usually found in other spreadsheet documents created using Microsoft Excel. This software is a popular spreadsheet application. Its more recent versions use the XLS file format for its default spreadsheet output files, while the newest Microsoft Excel versions, starting with MS Excel 2007, use the XLSX file format for its default spreadsheet output files. These .dex files can be opened and viewed using both old and new versions of Microsoft Excel. This software can also be used to edit a DEX file's content and export it to a more recent file format like XLS or XLSX.

How to open DEX files

We have identified two DEX openers that are compatible with this specific type of DEX file.

Programs that open Microsoft Excel Spreadsheet files

Last updated: March 17, 2022

More file formats using the DEX extension

Through our research of DEX files, we know that the following formats exist. However, we have not yet analyzed them in detail.

  • Dalvik Dex Class

Various apps that use files with this extension

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

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