The File Extensions Database


.DED File Extension

  • Developer by: Roland
  • Category: Vector Image Files
  • Format: Binary

What is an .DED file?

.DED is Dr. Engrave Document

Document created by Dr. Engrave, a program used to design engravings for nametags, nameplates, and awards; contains text and graphics as well as the target layout dimensions; supports raster and vector graphics as well as Windows True Type fonts; can be engraved using a compatible Roland engraving device.

Dr. Engrave is compatible with various Roland engraving machines, including the MPX-90, EGX-20, EGX-30, EGX-300, EGX-360, and EGX PRO. The software originally supported Windows 95, 98, and NT platforms, but now includes support for Windows 2000, XP, and Vista.

How to solve problems with DED files

  • Associate the DED file extension with the correct application. On :
    Windows: Right click on any DED file and then click "Open with" > "Choose another app". Now select another program and check the box "Always use this app to open *.DED files". Mac: Right click (or Ctrl-click) the DED file, then click "Open with" > "Other...". Then choose another program and check the "Always Open With" box. Linux: Right click on the file, and select "Open with" and choose another program. iPhone: Tap the file. If you do not see an app to open the file, then tap Share "Share" and choose an app. Alternatively, save the file. Then open the Files app Files app. There long-press on the file, then release your finger. You will see a black menu bar. Then tap "Share" and select an app. Android: Tap the Settings icon on your smartphone, then tap on the Apps section. There tap the Options icon in the top right-hand corner of the screen to change the default apps.
  • Update your software that should actually open .DED is Dr. Engrave Document. Because only the current version supports the latest DED file format. Search, therefore, e.g. on the Roland manufacturer website after an available .DED is Dr. Engrave Document update.
  • To make sure that your DED file is not corrupted or virus-infected, get the file again and scan it with antivirus software.