KCI File Extension

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Visual Studio .NET DB Project Indexing Settings
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What is KCI file?

Full format name of files that use KCI extension is Visual Studio .NET DB Project Indexing Settings. Microsoft Corporation defined the Visual Studio .NET DB Project Indexing Settings format standard. KCI files are supported by software applications available for devices running Windows. Files with KCI extension are categorized as Settings Files files. The Settings Files subset comprises 1182 various file formats. The software recommended for managing KCI files is Microsoft Visual Studio. On the official website of Microsoft Corporation developer not only will you find detailed information about theMicrosoft Visual Studio software, but also about KCI and other supported file formats.

Programs which support KCI file extension

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

Programs that support KCI file

How to open file with KCI extension?

There can be multiple causes why you have problems with opening KCI files on given system. Fortunately, most common problems with KCI files can be solved without in-depth IT knowledge, and most importantly, in a matter of minutes. We have prepared a listing of which will help you resolve your problems with KCI files.

Step 1. Install Microsoft Visual Studio software

Install software to open KCI file The main and most frequent cause precluding users form opening KCI files is that no program that can handle KCI files is installed on user’s system. The solution is straightforward, just download and install Microsoft Visual Studio. The full list of programs grouped by operating systems can be found above. 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. Verify the you have the latest version of Microsoft Visual Studio

Update software that support file extension KCIIf the problems with opening KCI files still occur even after installing Microsoft Visual Studio, it is possible that you have an outdated version of the software. Check the developer’s website whether a newer version of Microsoft Visual Studio is available. Software developers may implement support for more modern file formats in updated versions of their products. The reason that Microsoft Visual Studio cannot handle files with KCI may be that the software is outdated. All of the file formats that were handled just fine by the previous versions of given program should be also possible to open using Microsoft Visual Studio.

Step 3. Set the default application to open KCI files to Microsoft Visual Studio

If the issue has not been solved in the previous step, you should associate KCI 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

Associate software with KCI file on Windows

Selecting the first-choice application in Windows

  • Right-click the KCI 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 Microsoft Visual Studio installation folder. Confirm by checking Always use this app to open KCI files box and clicking OK button.
Associate software with KCI file on Mac

Selecting the first-choice application in Mac OS

  • By clicking right mouse button on the selected KCI 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....
  • Finally, a This change will be applied to all files with KCI extension message should pop-up. Click Continue button in order to confirm your choice.

Step 4. Check the KCI for errors

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

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

Should it happed that the KCI is infected with a virus, this may be that cause that prevents you from accessing it. Scan the KCI file as well as your computer for malware or viruses. If the scanner detected that the KCI file is unsafe, proceed as instructed by the antivirus program to neutralize the threat.

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

If you obtained the problematic KCI file from a third party, ask them to supply you with another copy. It is possible that the file has not been properly copied to a data storage and is incomplete and therefore cannot be opened. It could happen the the download process of file with KCI 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. Switch to an account that has required privileges and try opening the Visual Studio .NET DB Project Indexing Settings file again.

4. Check whether your system can handle Microsoft Visual Studio

The operating systems may note enough free resources to run the application that support KCI files. Close all running programs and try opening the KCI 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 Visual Studio .NET DB Project Indexing Settings file. It is possible that one of the available system or driver updates may solve the problems with KCI files affecting older versions of given software.

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