IVI File Extension

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What is IVI file?

Full format name of files that use IVI extension is MSDN InfoViewer Topic. Microsoft Corporation defined the MSDN InfoViewer Topic format standard. IVI file format is compatible with software that can be installed on Windows system platform. IVI file format, along with 4244 other file formats, belongs to the Misc Files category. The most popular software that supports IVI 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 IVI files or the Microsoft Visual Studio software program.

Programs which support IVI file extension

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

How to open file with IVI extension?

Problems with accessing IVI may be due to various reasons. Fortunately, most common problems with IVI files can be solved without in-depth IT knowledge, and most importantly, in a matter of minutes. The following is a list of guidelines that will help you identify and solve file-related problems.

Step 1. Get the Microsoft Visual Studio

The most common reason for such problems is the lack of proper applications that supports IVI files installed on the system. To address this issue, go to the Microsoft Visual Studio developer website, download the tool, and install it. It is that easy Above you will find a complete listing of programs that support IVI files, classified according to system platforms for which they are available. 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

If you already have Microsoft Visual Studio installed on your systems and IVI files are still not opened properly, check if you have the latest version of the software. Software developers may implement support for more modern file formats in updated versions of their products. If you have an older version of Microsoft Visual Studio installed, it may not support IVI format. The latest version of Microsoft Visual Studio should support all file formats that where compatible with older versions of the software.

Step 3. Assign Microsoft Visual Studio to IVI files

If the issue has not been solved in the previous step, you should associate IVI 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 IVI file
  • Next, select the Choose another app option and then using More apps open the list of available applications
  • Finally select Look for another app on this PC, point to the folder where Microsoft Visual Studio is installed, check the Always use this app to open IVI files box and conform your selection by clicking OK button

Selecting the first-choice application in Mac OS

  • From the drop-down menu, accessed by clicking the file with IVI 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 IVI extension message should pop-up. Click Continue button in order to confirm your choice.

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

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

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

Should it happed that the IVI is infected with a virus, this may be that cause that prevents you from accessing it. Scan the IVI file as well as your computer for malware or viruses. If the IVI file is indeed infected follow the instructions below.

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

If the IVI file was sent to you by someone else, ask this person to resend the file to you. The file might have been copied erroneously and the data lost integrity, which precludes from accessing the file. It could happen the the download process of file with IVI extension was interrupted and the file data is defective. Download the file again from the same source.

3. Ensure that you have appropriate access rights

Some files require elevated access rights to open them. Log out of your current account and log in to an account with sufficient access privileges. Then open the MSDN InfoViewer Topic file.

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 IVI 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 MSDN InfoViewer Topic files. Outdated drivers or software may have caused the inability to use a peripheral device needed to handle IVI files.

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