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BI File Extension

Microsoft Visual Basic For DOS Include
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    Microsoft Corporation
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What is BI file?

BI filename suffix is mostly used for Microsoft Visual Basic For DOS Include files. Microsoft Corporation defined the Microsoft Visual Basic For DOS Include format standard. Files with BI extension may be used by programs distributed for Windows platform. Files with BI extension are categorized as Developer Files files. The Developer Files subset comprises 1182 various file formats. Users are advised to use Visual Basic software for managing BI files, although 1 other programs can also handle this type of file. Visual Basic software was developed by Microsoft Corporation, and on its official website you may find more information about BI files or the Visual Basic software program.

Programs which support BI file extension

The following listing features BI-compatible programs. Files with BI 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 BI file

How to open file with BI extension?

Being unable to open files with BI extension can be have various origins. On the bright side, the most encountered issues pertaining to Microsoft Visual Basic For DOS Include files aren’t complex. In most cases they can be addressed swiftly and effectively without assistance from a specialist. The list below will guide you through the process of addressing the encountered problem.

Step 1. Get the Visual Basic

Install software to open BI file The main and most frequent cause precluding users form opening BI files is that no program that can handle BI files is installed on user’s system. The most obvious solution is to download and install Visual Basic or one to the listed programs: MS-DOS. On the top of the page a list that contains all programs grouped based on operating systems supported can be found. One of the most risk-free method of downloading software is using links provided by official distributors. Visit Visual Basic website and download the installer.

Step 2. Verify the you have the latest version of Visual Basic

Update software that support file extension BIYou still cannot access BI files although Visual Basic is installed on your system? Make sure that the software is up to date. Software developers may implement support for more modern file formats in updated versions of their products. The reason that Visual Basic cannot handle files with BI may be that the software is outdated. The latest version of Visual Basic should support all file formats that where compatible with older versions of the software.

Step 3. Assign Visual Basic to BI files

If the issue has not been solved in the previous step, you should associate BI files with latest version of Visual Basic you have installed on your device. The method is quite simple and varies little across operating systems.

Associate software with BI file on Windows

Selecting the first-choice application in Windows

  • Clicking the BI with right mouse button will bring a menu from which you should select the Open with option
  • Next, select the Choose another app option and then using More apps open the list of available applications
  • The last step is to select Look for another app on this PC option supply the directory path to the folder where Visual Basic is installed. Now all that is left is to confirm your choice by selecting Always use this app to open BI files and clicking OK.
Associate software with BI file on Mac

Selecting the first-choice application in Mac OS

  • From the drop-down menu, accessed by clicking the file with BI extension, select Information
  • Proceed to the Open with section. If its closed, click the title to access available options
  • Select Visual Basic and click Change for all...
  • A message window should appear informing that This change will be applied to all files with BI extension. By clicking Continue you confirm your selection.

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

Should the problem still occur after following steps 1-3, check if the BI file is valid. Being unable to access the file can be related to various issues.

Check BI file for viruses
1. The BI may be infected with malware – make sure to scan it with an antivirus tool.

Should it happed that the BI is infected with a virus, this may be that cause that prevents you from accessing it. Scan the BI file as well as your computer for malware or viruses. If the BI file is indeed infected follow the instructions below.

2. Check whether the file is corrupted or damaged

If you obtained the problematic BI 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 BI file has been downloaded from the internet only partially, try to redownload it.

3. Ensure that you have appropriate access rights

Sometimes in order to access files user need to have administrative privileges. Log out of your current account and log in to an account with sufficient access privileges. Then open the Microsoft Visual Basic For DOS Include file.

4. Make sure that the system has sufficient resources to run Visual Basic

If the systems has insufficient resources to open BI files, try closing all currently running applications and try again.

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

Latest versions of programs and drivers may help you solve problems with Microsoft Visual Basic For DOS Include files and ensure security of your device and operating system. It may be the case that the BI files work properly with updated software that addresses some system bugs.

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