IAL File Extension

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Microsoft SharePoint List Activity
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What is IAL file?

IAL filename suffix is mostly used for Microsoft SharePoint List Activity files. Microsoft SharePoint List Activity specification was created by Microsoft Corporation. IAL files are supported by software applications available for devices running Windows. Files with IAL extension are categorized as Misc Files files. The Misc Files subset comprises 4217 various file formats. The software recommended for managing IAL files is Microsoft Office SharePoint Server. Microsoft Office SharePoint Server software was developed by Microsoft Corporation, and on its official website you may find more information about IAL files or the Microsoft Office SharePoint Server software program.

Programs which support IAL file extension

Below is a table that list programs that support IAL files. Files with IAL 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 IAL file

How to open file with IAL extension?

There can be multiple causes why you have problems with opening IAL files on given system. Fortunately, most common problems with IAL 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 IAL files.

Step 1. Install Microsoft Office SharePoint Server software

The most common reason for such problems is the lack of proper applications that supports IAL files installed on the system. The solution to this problem is very simple. Download Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 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 Office SharePoint Server 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 Office SharePoint Server

If the problems with opening IAL files still occur even after installing Microsoft Office SharePoint Server, it is possible that you have an outdated version of the software. Check the developer’s website whether a newer version of Microsoft Office SharePoint Server is available. Software developers may implement support for more modern file formats in updated versions of their products. This can be one of the causes why IAL files are not compatible with Microsoft Office SharePoint Server. The most recent version of Microsoft Office SharePoint Server is backward compatible and can handle file formats supported by older versions of the software.

Step 3. Assign Microsoft Office SharePoint Server to IAL files

If you have the latest version of Microsoft Office SharePoint Server installed and the problem persists, select it as the default program to be used to manage IAL on your device. The method is quite simple and varies little across operating systems.

Change the default application in Windows

  • Clicking the IAL with right mouse button will bring a menu from which you should select the Open with option
  • Select Choose another app → More apps
  • Finally select Look for another app on this PC, point to the folder where Microsoft Office SharePoint Server is installed, check the Always use this app to open IAL 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 IAL 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....
  • A message window should appear informing that This change will be applied to all files with IAL extension. By clicking Continue you confirm your selection.

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

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

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

Should it happed that the IAL 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 IAL file is indeed infected follow the instructions below.

2. Check whether the file is corrupted or damaged

If you obtained the problematic IAL file from a third party, ask them to supply you with another copy. The file might have been copied erroneously and the data lost integrity, which precludes from accessing the file. When downloading the file with IAL extension from the internet an error may occurred resulting in incomplete file. Try downloading the file again.

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 SharePoint List Activity file.

4. Make sure that the system has sufficient resources to run Microsoft Office SharePoint Server

The operating systems may note enough free resources to run the application that support IAL files. Close all running programs and try opening the IAL 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 SharePoint List Activity files. It may be the case that the IAL files work properly with updated software that addresses some system bugs.

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