HSC File Extension

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Aspen HYSYS Simulation Format
  • Developer
    Aspen Technology
  • Popularity
    3.4 (5 votes)

What is HSC file?

Full format name of files that use HSC extension is Aspen HYSYS Simulation Format. Aspen HYSYS Simulation Format specification was created by Aspen Technology. HSC file format is compatible with software that can be installed on Windows system platform. Files with HSC extension are categorized as CAD Files files. The CAD Files subset comprises 158 various file formats. The most popular software that supports HSC files is HYSYS.

Programs which support HSC file extension

The following listing features HSC-compatible programs. Files with HSC suffix can be copied to any mobile device or system platform, but it may not be possible to open them properly on target system.

Programs that support HSC file

Windows Windows

How to open file with HSC extension?

Being unable to open files with HSC extension can be have various origins. Fortunately, most common problems with HSC 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 HSC files.

Step 1. Get the HYSYS

Problems with opening and working with HSC files are most probably having to do with no proper software compatible with HSC files being present on your machine. The solution to this problem is very simple. Download HYSYS 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 HYSYS installer in the most secured manner, we suggest you visit website and download from their official repositories.

Step 2. Check the version of HYSYS and update if needed

If you already have HYSYS installed on your systems and HSC files are still not opened properly, check if you have the latest version of the software. It may also happen that software creators by updating their applications add compatibility with other, newer file formats. This can be one of the causes why HSC files are not compatible with HYSYS. The latest version of HYSYS should support all file formats that where compatible with older versions of the software.

Step 3. Assign HYSYS to HSC files

If you have the latest version of HYSYS installed and the problem persists, select it as the default program to be used to manage HSC 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.

Change the default application in Windows

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

Change the default application in Mac OS

  • By clicking right mouse button on the selected HSC file open the file menu and choose Information
  • Proceed to the Open with section. If its closed, click the title to access available options
  • 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 HSC extension. Next, click the Continue button to finalize the process.

Step 4. Ensure that the HSC file is complete and free of 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 HSC file. Problems with opening the file may arise due to various reasons.

1. The HSC may be infected with malware – make sure to scan it with an antivirus tool.

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

2. Ensure the file with HSC extension is complete and error-free

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

3. Ensure that you have appropriate access rights

There is a possibility that the file in question can only be accessed by users with sufficient system privileges. Switch to an account that has required privileges and try opening the Aspen HYSYS Simulation Format file again.

4. Check whether your system can handle HYSYS

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

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

Up-to-date system and drivers not only makes your computer more secure, but also may solve problems with Aspen HYSYS Simulation Format file. Outdated drivers or software may have caused the inability to use a peripheral device needed to handle HSC files.

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