CSHTML File Extension

CSHTML file icon
ASP.NET Razor Web Page
  • Developer
    Microsoft
  • Popularity
    3.7 (4 votes)

What is CSHTML file?

CSHTML filename suffix is mostly used for ASP.NET Razor Web Page files. ASP.NET Razor Web Page format was developed by Microsoft. CSHTML files are supported by software applications available for devices running Linux, Mac OS, Windows. CSHTML file belongs to the Web Files category just like 190 other filename extensions listed in our database. Microsoft Visual Studio supports CSHTML files and is the most frequently used program to handle such files, yet 11 other tools may also be used. Software named Microsoft Visual Studio was created by Microsoft Corporation. In order to find more detailed information on the software and CSHTML files, check the developer’s official website.

Programs which support CSHTML file extension

Below you will find an index of software programs that can be used to open CSHTML files divided into 3 categories according to system platform supported. Files with CSHTML suffix can be copied to any mobile device or system platform, but it may not be possible to open them properly on target system.

How to open file with CSHTML extension?

Problems with accessing CSHTML may be due to various reasons. Fortunately, most common problems with CSHTML 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 CSHTML files.

Step 1. Download and install Microsoft Visual Studio

The most common reason for such problems is the lack of proper applications that supports CSHTML files installed on the system. This one is an easy one. Select Microsoft Visual Studio or one of the recommended programs (for example, Windows Notepad, NotePad++ text editor, Microsoft Internet Explorer) and download it from appropriate source and install on your system. The full list of programs grouped by operating systems can be found above. The safest method of downloading Microsoft Visual Studio installed is by going to developer’s website (Microsoft Corporation) and downloading the software using provided links.

Step 2. Update Microsoft Visual Studio to the latest version

You still cannot access CSHTML files although Microsoft Visual Studio is installed on your system? Make sure that the software is up to date. It may also happen that software creators by updating their applications add compatibility with other, newer file formats. The reason that Microsoft Visual Studio cannot handle files with CSHTML may be that the software is outdated. The most recent version of Microsoft Visual Studio is backward compatible and can handle file formats supported by older versions of the software.

Step 3. Associate ASP.NET Razor Web Page files with Microsoft Visual Studio

If the issue has not been solved in the previous step, you should associate CSHTML files with latest version of Microsoft Visual Studio you have installed on your device. The process of associating file formats with default application may differ in details depending on platform, but the basic procedure is very similar.

Selecting the first-choice application in Windows

  • Choose the Open with entry from the file menu accessed by right-mouse clicking on the CSHTML file
  • Select Choose another app → More apps
  • Finally select Look for another app on this PC, point to the folder where Microsoft Visual Studio is installed, check the Always use this app to open CSHTML files box and conform your selection by clicking OK button

Selecting the first-choice application in Mac OS

  • Right-click the CSHTML file and select Information
  • Open the Open with section by clicking its name
  • Select the appropriate software and save your settings by clicking Change all
  • If you followed the previous steps a message should appear: This change will be applied to all files with CSHTML extension. Next, click the Continue button to finalize the process.

Step 4. Check the CSHTML for errors

If you followed the instructions form the previous steps yet the issue is still not solved, you should verify the CSHTML file in question. It is probable that the file is corrupted and thus cannot be accessed.

1. Check the CSHTML file for viruses or malware

If the file is infected, the malware that resides in the CSHTML file hinders attempts to open it. It is advised to scan the system for viruses and malware as soon as possible or use an online antivirus scanner. If the CSHTML file is indeed infected follow the instructions below.

2. Verify that the CSHTML file’s structure is intact

Did you receive the CSHTML file in question from a different person? Ask him/her to send it one more time. The file might have been copied erroneously and the data lost integrity, which precludes from accessing the file. When downloading the file with CSHTML extension from the internet an error may occurred resulting in incomplete file. Try downloading the file again.

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 ASP.NET Razor Web Page file.

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

The operating systems may note enough free resources to run the application that support CSHTML files. Close all running programs and try opening the CSHTML file.

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 ASP.NET Razor Web Page files. It may be the case that the CSHTML files work properly with updated software that addresses some system bugs.

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