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ISL File Extension

InstallShield Temporary Installer
  • Developer
    Flexera Software, Inc.
  • Category
  • Popularity
    3.5 (4 votes)

What is ISL file?

ISL filename suffix is mostly used for InstallShield Temporary Installer files. Flexera Software, Inc. defined the InstallShield Temporary Installer format standard. ISL files are supported by software applications available for devices running Windows. Files with ISL extension are categorized as Misc Files files. The Misc Files subset comprises 6033 various file formats. The most popular software that supports ISL files is InstallShield. On the official website of Flexera Software, Inc. developer not only will you find detailed information about theInstallShield software, but also about ISL and other supported file formats.

Programs which support ISL file extension

Programs that can handle ISL files are as follows. Files with ISL 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 ISL file

How to open file with ISL extension?

Problems with accessing ISL may be due to various reasons. What is important, all common issues related to files with ISL 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. Get the InstallShield

Install software to open ISL file The most common reason for such problems is the lack of proper applications that supports ISL files installed on the system. The solution to this problem is very simple. Download InstallShield 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. One of the most risk-free method of downloading software is using links provided by official distributors. Visit InstallShield website and download the installer.

Step 2. Update InstallShield to the latest version

Update software that support file extension ISLIf you already have InstallShield installed on your systems and ISL files are still not opened properly, check if you have the latest version of the software. Sometimes software developers introduce new formats in place of that already supports along with newer versions of their applications. The reason that InstallShield cannot handle files with ISL may be that the software is outdated. The most recent version of InstallShield is backward compatible and can handle file formats supported by older versions of the software.

Step 3. Set the default application to open ISL files to InstallShield

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

Associate software with ISL file on Windows

Selecting the first-choice application in Windows

  • Right-click the ISL file and choose Open with option
  • Click Choose another app and then select More apps option
  • To finalize the process, select Look for another app on this PC entry and using the file explorer select the InstallShield installation folder. Confirm by checking Always use this app to open ISL files box and clicking OK button.
Associate software with ISL file on Mac

Selecting the first-choice application in Mac OS

  • From the drop-down menu, accessed by clicking the file with ISL extension, select Information
  • Find the Open with option – click the title if its hidden
  • Select the appropriate software and save your settings by clicking Change all
  • Finally, a This change will be applied to all files with ISL extension message should pop-up. Click Continue button in order to confirm your choice.

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

Should the problem still occur after following steps 1-3, check if the ISL file is valid. It is probable that the file is corrupted and thus cannot be accessed.

Check ISL file for viruses
1. Check the ISL file for viruses or malware

If the file is infected, the malware that resides in the ISL file hinders attempts to open it. Scan the ISL file as well as your computer for malware or viruses. ISL file is infected with malware? Follow the steps suggested by your antivirus software.

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

If the ISL file was sent to you by someone else, ask this person to resend the file to you. 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 ISL 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

Sometimes in order to access files user need to have administrative privileges. Switch to an account that has required privileges and try opening the InstallShield Temporary Installer file again.

4. Check whether your system can handle InstallShield

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

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

Latest versions of programs and drivers may help you solve problems with InstallShield Temporary Installer files and ensure security of your device and operating system. Outdated drivers or software may have caused the inability to use a peripheral device needed to handle ISL files.

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