_SLN File Extension

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Microsoft Visual Studio Launcher
  • Developer
    Microsoft Corporation
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    5 (1 votes)

What is _SLN file?

Full format name of files that use _SLN extension is Microsoft Visual Studio Launcher. Microsoft Corporation defined the Microsoft Visual Studio Launcher format standard. _SLN file format is compatible with software that can be installed on Windows system platform. Files with _SLN extension are categorized as Misc Files files. The Misc Files subset comprises 4741 various file formats. The software recommended for managing _SLN files is Microsoft Visual Studio. Microsoft Visual Studio software was developed by Microsoft Corporation, and on its official website you may find more information about _SLN files or the Microsoft Visual Studio software program.

Programs which support _SLN file extension

The following listing features _SLN-compatible programs. Files with _SLN extension, just like any other file formats, can be found on any operating system. The files in question may be transferred to other devices, be it mobile or stationary, yet not all systems may be capable of properly handling such files.

Programs that support _SLN file

How to open file with _SLN extension?

Problems with accessing _SLN may be due to various reasons. Fortunately, most common problems with _SLN files can be solved without in-depth IT knowledge, and most importantly, in a matter of minutes. We have prepared a listing of which will help you resolve your problems with _SLN files.

Step 1. Get the Microsoft Visual Studio

Problems with opening and working with _SLN files are most probably having to do with no proper software compatible with _SLN files being present on your machine. To address this issue, go to the Microsoft Visual Studio developer website, download the tool, and install it. It is that easy The full list of programs grouped by operating systems can be found above. If you want to download Microsoft Visual Studio installer in the most secured manner, we suggest you visit Microsoft Corporation website and download from their official repositories.

Step 2. Update Microsoft Visual Studio to the latest version

If you already have Microsoft Visual Studio installed on your systems and _SLN files are still not opened properly, check if you have the latest version of the software. It may also happen that software creators by updating their applications add compatibility with other, newer file formats. If you have an older version of Microsoft Visual Studio installed, it may not support _SLN format. All of the file formats that were handled just fine by the previous versions of given program should be also possible to open using Microsoft Visual Studio.

Step 3. Associate Microsoft Visual Studio Launcher files with Microsoft Visual Studio

If the issue has not been solved in the previous step, you should associate _SLN files with latest version of Microsoft Visual Studio you have installed on your device. The next step should pose no problems. The procedure is straightforward and largely system-independent

Selecting the first-choice application in Windows

  • Choose the Open with entry from the file menu accessed by right-mouse clicking on the _SLN file
  • Click Choose another app and then select More apps option
  • To finalize the process, select Look for another app on this PC entry and using the file explorer select the Microsoft Visual Studio installation folder. Confirm by checking Always use this app to open _SLN files box and clicking OK button.

Selecting the first-choice application in Mac OS

  • By clicking right mouse button on the selected _SLN file open the file menu and choose Information
  • Find the Open with option – click the title if its hidden
  • From the list choose the appropriate program and confirm by clicking Change for all....
  • Finally, a This change will be applied to all files with _SLN extension message should pop-up. Click Continue button in order to confirm your choice.

Step 4. Ensure that the _SLN file is complete and free of errors

You closely followed the steps listed in points 1-3, but the problem is still present? You should check whether the file is a proper _SLN file. It is probable that the file is corrupted and thus cannot be accessed.

1. Check the _SLN file for viruses or malware

If the _SLN is indeed infected, it is possible that the malware is blocking it from opening. It is advised to scan the system for viruses and malware as soon as possible or use an online antivirus scanner. If the _SLN file is indeed infected follow the instructions below.

2. Ensure the file with _SLN extension is complete and error-free

If you obtained the problematic _SLN file from a third party, ask them to supply you with another copy. It is possible that the file has not been properly copied to a data storage and is incomplete and therefore cannot be opened. If the _SLN file has been downloaded from the internet only partially, try to redownload it.

3. Verify whether your account has administrative rights

Some files require elevated access rights to open them. Log out of your current account and log in to an account with sufficient access privileges. Then open the Microsoft Visual Studio Launcher file.

4. Verify that your device fulfills the requirements to be able to open Microsoft Visual Studio

If the system is under havy load, it may not be able to handle the program that you use to open files with _SLN extension. In this case close the other applications.

5. Ensure that you have the latest drivers and system updates and patches installed

Regularly updated system, drivers, and programs keep your computer secure. This may also prevent problems with Microsoft Visual Studio Launcher files. It may be the case that the _SLN files work properly with updated software that addresses some system bugs.

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