How to open DOCSET file extension?

The author of advice: Mr Brankiewicz

DOCSET files are incessantly popular. However, a file name containing DOCSET file extension is problematic for some of the users. They have problems with correct opening of a file with DOCSET extension. However, it should be remembered that DOCSET file extension can match one or more types of files. The most popular is Doxygen Source Code Documentation Format but if there are others, you will find information concerning them below.

So, it is worth looking close at the problem concerning DOCSET files and search for its solution.

A list of programs supporting files types with DOCSET extension can be found below. Applications are sorted according to appropriate operational systems and their popularity.

  • Doxygen Source Code Documentation Format

    .docset file extension

    Category: DEV Files

    OS Software
    MAC OS Apple Xcode Apple Xcode
    Kapeli Dash Kapeli Dash

How to check if a file we want to open is not infected by malware or viruses?

  • Download Malware/viruses removal tool from DOCSET files in the Windows system.
  • Click “Start scanning” and wait until the programme performs the scanning process on your computer.

What are the reasons of errors concerning DOCSET extension of files?

The problem that often causes damage concerning DOCSET extension are Windows system registry errors. That is why, in the first place it is recommended to:

  • Scan computer in order to identify, repair and open the DOCSET file
  • Check system registry from the angle of hidden errors
  • Repair file’s associations with programs in the system registry

If you are not sure if the above problems concern you, you should consider other frequent irregularities:

  • You do not have an appropriate application installed that supports DOCSET file extension
  • DOCSET file is corrupted
  • The application’s version necessary to open the file is not correct
  • The file is not assigned to an appropriate program

Solving problems with DOCSET files


If DOCSET file does not open, firstly, it is worth using files associations built in the Windows system with application that can support them. In order to do it, you should double-click a DOCSET file icon. A list of programs that probably support such a file will appear. It is enough to choose one of them so that Windows would open a given extension with it. Incorrect file’s association will result in Windows trying to open DOCSET file with a wrong program all the time even if there is an appropriate application supporting this format on a drive. In this case, it is necessary to perform the above mentioned registry scanning and associations’ repair.

If associations are correct and Windows still cannot open the file, most probably the computer does not have appropriate software supporting files with name containing DOCSET in their extension. The solution to this problem is very simple. You should buy or download a free (if they exist) application that will allow you to open, browse and edit DOCSET format (You can also try to find more informations on FileInfo). It is no risk because many paid programs have free test versions enabling to check their functionality.

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