INSP File Extension

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Microsoft Visual Studio Inspector
  • Developer
    Microsoft Corporation
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    3.5 (6 votes)

What is INSP file?

INSP is a file extension commonly associated with Microsoft Visual Studio Inspector files. Microsoft Corporation defined the Microsoft Visual Studio Inspector format standard. INSP files are supported by software applications available for devices running Windows. INSP file format, along with 4244 other file formats, belongs to the Misc Files category. The most popular software that supports INSP files is Microsoft Visual Studio. Microsoft Visual Studio software was developed by Microsoft Corporation, and on its official website you may find more information about INSP files or the Microsoft Visual Studio software program.

Programs which support INSP file extension

The following listing features INSP-compatible programs. INSP files can be encountered on all system platforms, including mobile, yet there is no guarantee each will properly support such files.

Programs that support INSP file

How to open file with INSP extension?

Being unable to open files with INSP extension can be have various origins. What is important, all common issues related to files with INSP extension can be resolved by the users themselves. The process is quick and doesn’t involve an IT expert. We have prepared a listing of which will help you resolve your problems with INSP files.

Step 1. Install Microsoft Visual Studio software

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

Step 2. Check the version of Microsoft Visual Studio and update if needed

You still cannot access INSP files although Microsoft Visual Studio is installed on your system? Make sure that the software is up to date. 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 INSP 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 INSP files to Microsoft Visual Studio

If the issue has not been solved in the previous step, you should associate INSP files with latest version of Microsoft Visual Studio you have installed on your device. The next step should pose no problems. The procedure is straightforward and largely system-independent

Selecting the first-choice application in Windows

  • Choose the Open with entry from the file menu accessed by right-mouse clicking on the INSP file
  • Click Choose another app and then select More apps option
  • 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 INSP files and clicking OK.

Selecting the first-choice application in Mac OS

  • By clicking right mouse button on the selected INSP file open the file menu and choose Information
  • Find the Open with option – click the title if its hidden
  • Select the appropriate software and save your settings by clicking Change all
  • A message window should appear informing that This change will be applied to all files with INSP extension. By clicking Continue you confirm your selection.

Step 4. Check the INSP for errors

Should the problem still occur after following steps 1-3, check if the INSP file is valid. Problems with opening the file may arise due to various reasons.

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

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

2. Check whether the file is corrupted or damaged

Did you receive the INSP file in question from a different person? Ask him/her to send it one more time. 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 INSP 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

Some files require elevated access rights to open them. Log in using an administrative account and see If this solves the problem.

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 INSP extension. In this case close the other applications.

5. Verify that your operating system and drivers are up to date

Latest versions of programs and drivers may help you solve problems with Microsoft Visual Studio Inspector files and ensure security of your device and operating system. It is possible that one of the available system or driver updates may solve the problems with INSP files affecting older versions of given software.

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