INL File Extension

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C++ Inline Format

What is INL file?

Full format name of files that use INL extension is C++ Inline Format. Microsoft defined the C++ Inline Format format standard. INL file format is compatible with software that can be installed on Windows system platform. Files with INL extension are categorized as Developer Files files. The Developer Files subset comprises 1015 various file formats. The most popular program for handling INL files is Microsoft Visual Studio, but users can choose among 2 different programs that support this file format. Software named Microsoft Visual Studio was created by Microsoft Corporation. In order to find more detailed information on the software and INL files, check the developer’s official website.

Programs which support INL file extension

Below is a table that list programs that support INL files. Files with INL extension, just like any other file formats, can be found on any operating system. The files in question may be transferred to other devices, be it mobile or stationary, yet not all systems may be capable of properly handling such files.

Programs that support INL file

How to open file with INL extension?

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

Step 1. Download and install Microsoft Visual Studio

Problems with opening and working with INL files are most probably having to do with no proper software compatible with INL files being present on your machine. This one is an easy one. Select Microsoft Visual Studio or one of the recommended programs (for example, Visual C++) and download it from appropriate source and install on your system. 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

You still cannot access INL files although Microsoft Visual Studio is installed on your system? Make sure that the software is up to date. 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 INL may be that the software is outdated. 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. Associate C++ Inline Format files with Microsoft Visual Studio

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

Change the default application in Windows

  • Choose the Open with entry from the file menu accessed by right-mouse clicking on the INL file
  • Next, select the Choose another app option and then using More apps open the list of available applications
  • 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 INL files and clicking OK.

Change the default application in Mac OS

  • Right-click the INL file and select Information
  • Open the Open with section by clicking its name
  • Select the appropriate software and save your settings by clicking Change all
  • Finally, a This change will be applied to all files with INL extension message should pop-up. Click Continue button in order to confirm your choice.

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

If you followed the instructions form the previous steps yet the issue is still not solved, you should verify the INL file in question. Being unable to access the file can be related to various issues.

1. Check the INL file for viruses or malware

If the INL is indeed infected, it is possible that the malware is blocking it from opening. Scan the INL file as well as your computer for malware or viruses. If the INL file is indeed infected follow the instructions below.

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

If the INL 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. It could happen the the download process of file with INL 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

Some files require elevated access rights to open them. Switch to an account that has required privileges and try opening the C++ Inline Format file again.

4. Make sure that the system has sufficient resources to run 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 INL extension. In this case close the other applications.

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 C++ Inline Format files. It is possible that one of the available system or driver updates may solve the problems with INL files affecting older versions of given software.

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