Understanding the .dlm.exe file

Files having the extension of .dlm file, are associated commonly with the applications of Akamai Download Manager and Adobe Download Manager. When files are getting downloaded in Download Manager and the process of downloading is going on, then the files that are saved temporarily have the file extension which is .dlm, during the process of download.

Once the file is downloaded completely from internet then .dlm extension gets replaced with the new file extension and then this new extension is assigned to file. .dlm file suffix is also used by software application named as FileMaker Pro. Data files are carried by these dlm files associated with FileMaker Pro application.

How DLM file is opened

Easiest and best way to get the DLM file opened is to click twice on the file and then default associated application will open the file. In case the file doesn’t get opened in this way then there is a possibility that the application that you are using is not appropriate and not associated with extension in order to ensure that you edit or view DLM file.

DLM files could easily be converted and opened by using:

  • Media Player Classic
  • Microsoft office
  • Lighting Controller
  • WinRAR

Issues that users face while opening the .dlm.exe file in QuickBooks

You may face various issues while trying to open the .dlm.exe file in QuickBooks one of the issue is, you downloaded the QB2018 upgrade on your system by using the Windows 10. File was saved as .exe.dlm and you are unable to open it. The question that arises here is that, how you will convert the file into .exe, so that it gets open?

There might be some other issues that you may face, so without giving it a second thought get in touch with our QuickBooks tech support helpdesk. Our experts at QuickBooks tech support team will ensure that you receive the timely solution of all your issues.

SMB application help is ready to serve you 24*7. You can communicate your problem to the QuickBooks product help via Call @ smbaccountants.com with the experts.


  1. What do you mean by the DLM file?

    DLM files are in .dlm extension, usually associated with Adobe Download manager & Akamai Download Manager. Whenever users start the downloading process, then these .dlm extension files get saved. After completing the downloading process through the internet, these extensions files are replaced with an actual file extension. The .dlm files include data files indexed by FileMaker pro software.

  2. How can I access and convert DLM files?

    💠 WinRAR
    💠 Lighting Controller
    💠 Microsoft Office
    💠 Media Player Classic

  3. Why am I unable to open the DLM file?

    Check the application in which you are trying to open; sometimes, it is inappropriate or incompatible with the extension. So, discover the DLM file supporting software to access, edit, or view the file without any error.

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