DATASOURCE File Extension

DATASOURCE file icon
Microsoft Visual Studio Data Source
  • Developer
    Microsoft Corporation
  • Category
  • Popularity
    3.3 (3 votes)

What is DATASOURCE file?

DATASOURCE filename suffix is mostly used for Microsoft Visual Studio Data Source files. Microsoft Corporation defined the Microsoft Visual Studio Data Source format standard. DATASOURCE file format is compatible with software that can be installed on Windows system platform. Files with DATASOURCE extension are categorized as Developer Files files. The Developer Files subset comprises 1015 various file formats. The most popular software that supports DATASOURCE files is Microsoft Visual Studio. Software named Microsoft Visual Studio was created by Microsoft Corporation. In order to find more detailed information on the software and DATASOURCE files, check the developer’s official website.

Programs which support DATASOURCE file extension

Below is a table that list programs that support DATASOURCE files. DATASOURCE files can be encountered on all system platforms, including mobile, yet there is no guarantee each will properly support such files.

Programs that support DATASOURCE file

How to open file with DATASOURCE extension?

Being unable to open files with DATASOURCE extension can be have various origins. What is important, all common issues related to files with DATASOURCE extension can be resolved by the users themselves. The process is quick and doesn’t involve an IT expert. The following is a list of guidelines that will help you identify and solve file-related problems.

Step 1. Download and install Microsoft Visual Studio

The most common reason for such problems is the lack of proper applications that supports DATASOURCE files installed on the system. The solution to this problem is very simple. Download Microsoft Visual Studio and install it on your device. On the top of the page a list that contains all programs grouped based on operating systems supported can be found. 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. Check the version of Microsoft Visual Studio and update if needed

If you already have Microsoft Visual Studio installed on your systems and DATASOURCE files are still not opened properly, check if you have the latest version of the software. Software developers may implement support for more modern file formats in updated versions of their products. The reason that Microsoft Visual Studio cannot handle files with DATASOURCE may be that the software is outdated. The latest version of Microsoft Visual Studio should support all file formats that where compatible with older versions of the software.

Step 3. Set the default application to open DATASOURCE files to Microsoft Visual Studio

If the issue has not been solved in the previous step, you should associate DATASOURCE 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

Change the default application in Windows

  • Choose the Open with entry from the file menu accessed by right-mouse clicking on the DATASOURCE 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 DATASOURCE files box and conform your selection by clicking OK button

Change the default application in Mac OS

  • From the drop-down menu, accessed by clicking the file with DATASOURCE extension, select 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 DATASOURCE extension message should pop-up. Click Continue button in order to confirm your choice.

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

Should the problem still occur after following steps 1-3, check if the DATASOURCE file is valid. Problems with opening the file may arise due to various reasons.

1. Verify that the DATASOURCE in question is not infected with a computer virus

Should it happed that the DATASOURCE is infected with a virus, this may be that cause that prevents you from accessing it. It is advised to scan the system for viruses and malware as soon as possible or use an online antivirus scanner. DATASOURCE file is infected with malware? Follow the steps suggested by your antivirus software.

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

If the DATASOURCE file was sent to you by someone else, ask this person to resend the file to you. 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 DATASOURCE file has been downloaded from the internet only partially, try to redownload it.

3. Check if the user that you are logged as has administrative privileges.

There is a possibility that the file in question can only be accessed by users with sufficient system privileges. Log in using an administrative account and see If this solves the problem.

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 DATASOURCE 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 Data Source files. Outdated drivers or software may have caused the inability to use a peripheral device needed to handle DATASOURCE files.

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