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FXCOP File Extension

Microsoft FxCop Project Format

What is FXCOP file?

FXCOP filename suffix is mostly used for Microsoft FxCop Project Format files. FXCOP file format is compatible with software that can be installed on Windows system platform. Files with FXCOP extension are categorized as Misc Files files. The Misc Files subset comprises 6033 various file formats. Microsoft Visual Studio is by far the most used program for working with FXCOP files. Software named Microsoft Visual Studio was created by Microsoft Corporation. In order to find more detailed information on the software and FXCOP files, check the developer’s official website.

Programs which support FXCOP file extension

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

Programs that support FXCOP file

Updated: 02/09/2020

How to open file with FXCOP extension?

Being unable to open files with FXCOP extension can be have various origins. What is important, all common issues related to files with FXCOP 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

Install software to open FXCOP file The main and most frequent cause precluding users form opening FXCOP files is that no program that can handle FXCOP files is installed on user’s system. The solution to this problem is very simple. Download Microsoft Visual Studio and install it on your device. 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

Update software that support file extension FXCOPIf you already have Microsoft Visual Studio installed on your systems and FXCOP 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 The reason that Microsoft Visual Studio cannot handle files with FXCOP may be that the software is outdated.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 FXCOP files to Microsoft Visual Studio

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

Associate software with FXCOP file on Windows

Selecting the first-choice application in Windows

  • Clicking the FXCOP with right mouse button will bring a menu from which you should select the Open with option
  • Click Choose another app and then select More apps option
  • 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 FXCOP files box and conform your selection by clicking OK button
Associate software with FXCOP file on Mac

Selecting the first-choice application in Mac OS

  • From the drop-down menu, accessed by clicking the file with FXCOP extension, select Information
  • Find the Open with option – click the title if its hidden
  • Select Microsoft Visual Studio and click Change for all...
  • Finally, a This change will be applied to all files with FXCOP extension message should pop-up. Click Continue button in order to confirm your choice.

Step 4. Verify that the FXCOP is not faulty

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

Check FXCOP file for viruses
1. Verify that the FXCOP in question is not infected with a computer virus

Should it happed that the FXCOP is infected with a virus, this may be that cause that prevents you from accessing it. Immediately scan the file using an antivirus tool or scan the whole system to ensure the whole system is safe. If the FXCOP file is indeed infected follow the instructions below.

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

If the FXCOP file was sent to you by someone else, ask this person to resend the file to you. The file might have been copied erroneously and the data lost integrity, which precludes from accessing the file. It could happen the the download process of file with FXCOP extension was interrupted and the file data is defective. Download the file again from the same source.

3. Verify whether your account has administrative rights

There is a possibility that the file in question can only be accessed by users with sufficient system privileges. Log out of your current account and log in to an account with sufficient access privileges. Then open the Microsoft FxCop Project 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 FXCOP files. Close all running programs and try opening the FXCOP file.

5. Check if you have the latest updates to the operating system and drivers

Regularly updated system, drivers, and programs keep your computer secure. This may also prevent problems with Microsoft FxCop Project Format files. It may be the case that the FXCOP files work properly with updated software that addresses some system bugs.

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