ISC File Extension

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Xilinx Device Configuration Format

What is ISC file?

ISC is a file extension commonly associated with Xilinx Device Configuration Format files. Xilinx defined the Xilinx Device Configuration Format format standard. ISC file format is compatible with software that can be installed on Linux, Windows system platform. ISC file format, along with 1018 other file formats, belongs to the Developer Files category. The most popular program for handling ISC files is ISE Design Suite, but users can choose among 1 different programs that support this file format. ISE Design Suite software was developed by Xilinx, Inc., and on its official website you may find more information about ISC files or the ISE Design Suite software program.

Programs which support ISC file extension

The following list contains programs grouped by 2 operating systems that support ISC files. Files with ISC 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 ISC file

How to open file with ISC extension?

There can be multiple causes why you have problems with opening ISC files on given system. What is important, all common issues related to files with ISC 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. Install ISE Design Suite software

The most common reason for such problems is the lack of proper applications that supports ISC files installed on the system. To address this issue, go to the ISE Design Suite developer website, download the tool, and install it. It is that easy On the top of the page a list that contains all programs grouped based on operating systems supported can be found. The safest method of downloading ISE Design Suite installed is by going to developer’s website (Xilinx, Inc.) and downloading the software using provided links.

Step 2. Update ISE Design Suite to the latest version

You still cannot access ISC files although ISE Design Suite 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 ISC files are not compatible with ISE Design Suite. All of the file formats that were handled just fine by the previous versions of given program should be also possible to open using ISE Design Suite.

Step 3. Assign ISE Design Suite to ISC files

After installing ISE Design Suite (the most recent version) make sure that it is set as the default application to open ISC files. The next step should pose no problems. The procedure is straightforward and largely system-independent

Change the default application in Windows

  • Choose the Open with entry from the file menu accessed by right-mouse clicking on the ISC 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 ISE Design Suite is installed. Now all that is left is to confirm your choice by selecting Always use this app to open ISC files and clicking OK.

Change the default application in Mac OS

  • From the drop-down menu, accessed by clicking the file with ISC extension, select 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
  • Finally, a This change will be applied to all files with ISC extension message should pop-up. Click Continue button in order to confirm your choice.

Step 4. Check the ISC for errors

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

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

If the file is infected, the malware that resides in the ISC file hinders attempts to open it. Immediately scan the file using an antivirus tool or scan the whole system to ensure the whole system is safe. If the ISC file is indeed infected follow the instructions below.

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

Did you receive the ISC file in question from a different person? Ask him/her to send it one more time. The file might have been copied erroneously and the data lost integrity, which precludes from accessing the file. If the ISC file has been downloaded from the internet only partially, try to redownload it.

3. Ensure that you have appropriate access rights

Sometimes in order to access files user need to have administrative privileges. Switch to an account that has required privileges and try opening the Xilinx Device Configuration Format file again.

4. Check whether your system can handle ISE Design Suite

The operating systems may note enough free resources to run the application that support ISC files. Close all running programs and try opening the ISC file.

5. Ensure that you have the latest drivers and system updates and patches installed

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

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