ALEX file format description
Many people share .alex files without attaching instructions on how to use it. Yet it isn’t evident for everyone which program a .alex file can be edited, converted or printed with. On this page, we try to provide assistance for handling .alex files.
1 filename extension(s) found in our database.
.alex - Alex Data
The ALEX data files are related to Alex. ALEX file is an Alex Data. Alex (A lexical analyser generator for Haskell) is a tool for generating lexical analysers in Haskell, given a description of the tokens to be recognised in the form of regular expressions. It is similar to the tool lex or flex for C/C++.
Naturally, other applications may also use the .alex file extension. Even harmful programs can create .alex files. Be especially cautious with .alex files coming from an unknown source!
Can't open a .alex 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 can't open this file:
To open this file, Windows needs to know what program you want to use to open it. Windows can go online to look it up automatically, or you can manually select one from a list of programs that are installed on your computer.
To avoid this error, you need to set the file association correctly.
- Open Control Panel > Control Panel Home > Default Programs > Set Associations.
- Select a file type in the list and click Change Program.
The .alex file extension is often given incorrectly!
According to the searches on our site, these misspellings were the most common in the past year:
aex, ale, alx, apex, lex
Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?
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