There are 4 other file types using
the ALX file extension!

alx file icon.alx - ActiveX layout file

alx file icon.alx - Alpha Five database information file

alx file icon.alx - OM2 OMALI plug-in

alx file icon.alx - Aldfaer file

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ALX file extension - BlackBerry application loader

What is alx file? How to open alx files?

An alx file extension is associated with BlackBerry application loader. The application loader tool is installed with the BlackBerry Desktop Software.

It allows users to install software on BlackBerry devices. File is in XML format.

Example structure of alx files:

<loader version="1.0">
    <application id="FirstApp">
          ...sample name...
            Copyright (c) 2010
        <fileset Java="1.5">



The default software associated to alx file type:

BlackBerry Desktop Software icon

BlackBerry (Research In Motion Limited) logo BlackBerry Desktop Software  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
  BlackBerry (Research In Motion Limited)

BlackBerry Desktop Software is an integrated suite of applications that manages the link between your BlackBerry smartphone and your email account, organizer and more.

It lets you:

  • Synchronize your email and organizer information (calendar, contacts, memos and tasks) between your BlackBerry smartphone and your PC.
  • Load new applications and upgrades from your PC to the BlackBerry smartphone.
  • Back up any important information from the smartphone to your PC or restore previously saved files back to your BlackBerry smartphone.
  • Transfer files between your computer and your BlackBerry smartphone’s internal memory or optional media card external memory.
  • Migrate data from a BlackBerry smartphone, Palm Treo or Windows Mobile based device to a new BlackBerry smartphone.

For devices with BlackBerry OS 10 (Z3, Z10, Z30, Passport, Q5, Q10, Classic, etc.) BlackBerry Desktop Software contains BlackBerry Link app for sync data and multimedia content as well as BlackBerry Blend app used to remote your phone from PC, Mac, iPad or Android tablets.

BlackBerry (Research In Motion Limited) logo BlackBerry Java Development Environment  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
  BlackBerry (Research In Motion Limited)

The BlackBerry Java Development Environment (BlackBerry JDE) is a fully integrated development environment and simulation tool for building Java Platform, Micro Edition (Java® ME) applications for Java® based BlackBerry smartphones.

Help how to open ALX files:

You can use any text editor or word processor to open and edit the *.alx files.

How to convert file with extension ALX:

There is no way how to convert the .alx files to another format. It is not meant to be converted.

File identification strings:

HEX code: 3C 6C 6F 61 64 65 72 20 76 65 72 73 69 6F 6E 3D 22
ASCII code: loader version=

List of software applications associated to the .alx file extension

Recommended software programs are sorted by OS platform (Windows, Mac OS X etc.) and possible program actions
that can be done with the file
: like open alx file, edit alx file, convert alx file, view alx file, play alx file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in's database).

Click on the tab below to simply browse between the application actions, to quickly get a list of recommended software, which is able to perform the specified software action, such as opening, editing or converting of the alx files.

  • Open alx file
  • Save alx file
  • Edit alx file
  • Create alx file
  • Others alx file

Software that open alx file - BlackBerry application loader

Click on the link to get more information about listed programs for open alx file action.

Microsoft Windows:

Main software associated with alx file by default:
BlackBerry Desktop Software small icon BlackBerry Desktop Software
BlackBerry Java Development Environment
Other suggested software:
Eclipse small icon Eclipse

Apple macOS / Mac OS X:


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