File Extension Library

.OSDX File Extension

  • Developer by: Microsoft
  • Category: Settings Files
  • Format: XML

What is an .OSDX file?

.OSDX file extension is created by Microsoft. .OSDX has been classified as Settings Files. The format of .OSDX file is XML.

.OSDX is Search Connector Description File

Installation file for a Search Connector (.SEARCHCONNECTOR-MS file) in Microsoft Windows; contains description information for a remote storage location; installs a Search Connector in Windows so users can browse remote locations in the Windows Explorer; useful for setting up remote office work environments.

If you receive an OSDX file, you can double-click it and Windows will install a Search Connector to the following directory: [user]\Searches\. You can open the installed Search Connector to browse your remote location. Note that the SEARCHCONNECTOR-MS files actually appear as folders since Windows does not display their file extension.

NOTE: The "OSD" in OSDX stands for OpenSearch Description and the "X" stands for XML, the formatting used for OSDX files.

List of all softwares that can open the Search Connector Description File
Microsoft Windows

How to Open .OSDX file on different platforms

Open .OSDX File on Windows

  • Right-click a .OSDX
  • Left-click "Open With" > "Choose another app"
  • Select the program that opens .OSDX file and Select check box "Always use this app to open .OSDX files" Press "Ok"

Open .OSDX File on Mac

  • Right-click (or Ctrl + Left-click) the .OSDX file
  • Click "Open With" > "Other.."
  • Then choose another program from the app list and press "Open"
  • Select check box "Turn on" for "Always open in app"

Open .OSDX File on Linux

Right click on the .OSDX file, choose "Open with" and select a program from the list above

Open .OSDX File on iPhone

Select a file. If you don't see an application to open the .OSDX file, tap "Share" and choose the right app.
Method 2
Save the file. Then open the app «Files». Touch and hold the file, then release your finger. You will see a black menu bar. After that tap "Share" and select an application.

Open .OSDX File on Android

Tap the Settings icon on an Android smartphone, then select «Applications». Click the Settings icon in the upper right corner of the screen, to change the default apps.
If you want to open, edit, save or even convert .OSDX files on Android, then your best bet is to download one of the dedicated apps available on Google Play.

How to fix problems with .OSDX files

  1. You need to update the application that you normally use to open .OSDX files. Only the latest version of the software supports the current .OSDX file format
  2. You need to check the .OSDX file for viruses. To do this, you need to scan it with a popular antivirus (Norton, Nod32, Kaspersky, Dr.Web, etc.)