ISU File Extension

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InstallShield Uninstall Script Format
  • Developer
    Flexera Software
  • Category
  • Popularity
    4 (1 votes)

What is ISU file?

ISU filename suffix is mostly used for InstallShield Uninstall Script Format files. InstallShield Uninstall Script Format format was developed by Flexera Software. Files with ISU extension may be used by programs distributed for Windows platform. ISU file belongs to the Data Files category just like 1325 other filename extensions listed in our database. The most popular software that supports ISU 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 ISU and other supported file formats.

Programs which support ISU file extension

Below is a table that list programs that support ISU files. ISU files can be encountered on all system platforms, including mobile, yet there is no guarantee each will properly support such files.

Programs that support ISU file

How to open file with ISU extension?

There can be multiple causes why you have problems with opening ISU files on given system. What is important, all common issues related to files with ISU 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. Download and install InstallShield

The main and most frequent cause precluding users form opening ISU files is that no program that can handle ISU files is installed on user’s system. The solution is straightforward, just download and install InstallShield. Above you will find a complete listing of programs that support ISU files, classified according to system platforms for which they are available. The safest method of downloading InstallShield installed is by going to developer’s website (Flexera Software, Inc.) and downloading the software using provided links.

Step 2. Update InstallShield to the latest version

You still cannot access ISU files although InstallShield is installed on your system? Make sure that the software is up to date. Sometimes software developers introduce new formats in place of that already supports along with newer versions of their applications. If you have an older version of InstallShield installed, it may not support ISU format. The latest version of InstallShield should support all file formats that where compatible with older versions of the software.

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

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

The procedure to change the default program in Windows

  • Clicking the ISU with right mouse button will bring a menu from which you should select the Open with option
  • Click Choose another app and then select More apps option
  • Finally select Look for another app on this PC, point to the folder where InstallShield is installed, check the Always use this app to open ISU files box and conform your selection by clicking OK button

The procedure to change the default program in Mac OS

  • By clicking right mouse button on the selected ISU file open the file menu and choose 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....
  • If you followed the previous steps a message should appear: This change will be applied to all files with ISU extension. Next, click the Continue button to finalize the process.

Step 4. Verify that the ISU is not faulty

You closely followed the steps listed in points 1-3, but the problem is still present? You should check whether the file is a proper ISU file. Being unable to access the file can be related to various issues.

1. Check the ISU file for viruses or malware

If the file is infected, the malware that resides in the ISU 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 ISU file is indeed infected follow the instructions below.

2. Check whether the file is corrupted or damaged

If you obtained the problematic ISU file from a third party, ask them to supply you with another copy. 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. It could happen the the download process of file with ISU extension was interrupted and the file data is defective. Download the file again from the same source.

3. Check if the user that you are logged as has administrative privileges.

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

4. Verify that your device fulfills the requirements to be able to open InstallShield

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

5. Check if you have the latest updates to the operating system and drivers

Latest versions of programs and drivers may help you solve problems with InstallShield Uninstall Script Format files and ensure security of your device and operating system. It may be the case that the ISU files work properly with updated software that addresses some system bugs.

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