DSO File Extension

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Microsoft Visual Studio Workspace Format
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What is DSO file?

DSO filename suffix is mostly used for Microsoft Visual Studio Workspace Format files. Microsoft Visual Studio Workspace Format format was developed by Microsoft. DSO files are supported by software applications available for devices running Windows. Files with DSO extension are categorized as Data Files files. The Data Files subset comprises 1326 various file formats. The software recommended for managing DSO files is Microsoft Visual Studio. On the official website of Microsoft Corporation developer not only will you find detailed information about theMicrosoft Visual Studio software, but also about DSO and other supported file formats.

Programs which support DSO file extension

Programs that can handle DSO files are as follows. DSO files can be encountered on all system platforms, including mobile, yet there is no guarantee each will properly support such files.

Programs that support DSO file

How to open file with DSO extension?

Being unable to open files with DSO extension can be have various origins. What is important, all common issues related to files with DSO extension can be resolved by the users themselves. The process is quick and doesn’t involve an IT expert. The list below will guide you through the process of addressing the encountered problem.

Step 1. Download and install Microsoft Visual Studio

The most common reason for such problems is the lack of proper applications that supports DSO files installed on the system. The solution to this problem is very simple. Download Microsoft Visual Studio and install it on your device. Above you will find a complete listing of programs that support DSO files, classified according to system platforms for which they are available. 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. Verify the you have the latest version of Microsoft Visual Studio

If you already have Microsoft Visual Studio installed on your systems and DSO files are still not opened properly, check if you have the latest version of the software. Sometimes software developers introduce new formats in place of that already supports along with newer versions of their applications. This can be one of the causes why DSO files are not compatible with Microsoft Visual Studio. 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. Set the default application to open DSO files to Microsoft Visual Studio

After installing Microsoft Visual Studio (the most recent version) make sure that it is set as the default application to open DSO files. The method is quite simple and varies little across operating systems.

Selecting the first-choice application in Windows

  • Clicking the DSO with right mouse button will bring a menu from which you should select the Open with option
  • Select Choose another app → More apps
  • The last step is to select Look for another app on this PC option supply the directory path to the folder where Microsoft Visual Studio is installed. Now all that is left is to confirm your choice by selecting Always use this app to open DSO files and clicking OK.

Selecting the first-choice application in Mac OS

  • By clicking right mouse button on the selected DSO file open the file menu and choose Information
  • Find the Open with option – click the title if its hidden
  • Select Microsoft Visual Studio and click Change for all...
  • If you followed the previous steps a message should appear: This change will be applied to all files with DSO extension. Next, click the Continue button to finalize the process.

Step 4. Check the DSO for 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 DSO file. Being unable to access the file can be related to various issues.

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

If the file is infected, the malware that resides in the DSO file hinders attempts to open it. Immediately scan the file using an antivirus tool or scan the whole system to ensure the whole system is safe. DSO file is infected with malware? Follow the steps suggested by your antivirus software.

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

If the DSO file was sent to you by someone else, ask this person to resend the file to you. During the copy process of the file errors may occurred rendering the file incomplete or corrupted. This could be the source of encountered problems with the file. When downloading the file with DSO 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 Microsoft Visual Studio Workspace Format 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 DSO files. Close all running programs and try opening the DSO file.

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 Studio Workspace Format files and ensure security of your device and operating system. Outdated drivers or software may have caused the inability to use a peripheral device needed to handle DSO files.

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