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.8xk File Extension

Developer: Texas Instruments
File type: TI-83 Plus Application Upgrade File
You're here because you have a file that has a file extension ending in .8xk. Files with the file extension .8xk can only be launched by certain applications. It's possible that .8xk files are data files rather than documents or media, which means they're not meant to be viewed at all.

what is a .8xk file?

The TI-83 calculator is manufactured by Texas Instruments and is associated with the TI Connect software, also developed by Texas Instruments. The TI Connect software uses files with the .8xk extension as data files. This Texas Instruments device is a calculator integrated with advanced functionalities for math and science graphing purposes, and the TI Connect program can be used to calibrate the settings of this device after synching it to a Microsoft Windows-based computer or a Mac, since Texas Instruments provides a version for Microsoft Windows and a version for Mac-based systems. There is also a version of the TI Connect software for Linux platforms. Files in the 8XK format are also referred to as TI-83 Plus Application upgrade files, because its content consists of data associated with program upgrades like data manipulator software and interactive study card applications. The TI Connect program does not consume a lot of OS memory and RAM resources when active, because it just references the data contained in these .8xk files and do not load them unto the application itself.

how to open a .8xk file?

Launch a .8xk file, or any other file on your PC, by double-clicking it. If your file associations are set up correctly, the application that's meant to open your .8xk file will open it. It's possible you may need to download or purchase the correct application. It's also possible that you have the correct application on your PC, but .8xk files aren't yet associated with it. In this case, when you try to open a .8xk file, you can tell Windows which application is the correct one for that file. From then on, opening a  .8xk file will open the correct application. Click here to fix .8xk file association errors

applications that open a .8xk file

Texas Instruments TI Connect

Texas Instruments TI Connect

TI Connect is software that was developed by Texas Instruments Incorporated. This is link software which aims to bring TI calculator technology to an advanced level of Internet connectivity, calculator and computer. TI Connect was made available for both Mac and Windows users. It allows it users to have the capability of downloading calculator Software Applications in order for the TI calculator to be used in different manners, it also made downloading of games directly into the TI calculator possible. It also offers its Mac users the capability to edit programs. TI Connect has the capacity of capturing several screen images that can be used in quizzes and tests as well as presentations. It can also backup the data coming from the TI calculator using the user’s computer. It supports Mac OS X 10, 10.4 and 10.5 for Mac users and Windows 7 and Windows Vista Home Premium, Business and Ultimate, Windows XP, 2000 and 98 for Windows users.

a word of warning

Be careful not to rename the extension on .8xk files, or any other files. This will not change the file type. Only special conversion software can change a file from one file type to another.

what is a file extension?

A file extension is the set of three or four characters at the end of a filename; in this case, .8xk. File extensions tell you what type of file it is, and tell Windows what programs can open it. Windows often associates a default program to each file extension, so that when you double-click the file, the program launches automatically. When that program is no longer on your PC, you can sometimes get an error when you try to open the associated file.

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