LESS File Extension

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LESS Style Sheet
  • Developer
    Alexis Sellier
  • Category
  • Popularity
    4 (2 votes)

What is LESS file?

Full format name of files that use LESS extension is LESS Style Sheet. LESS Style Sheet specification was created by Alexis Sellier. LESS files are supported by software applications available for devices running Linux, Mac OS, Windows. LESS file belongs to the Web Files category just like 303 other filename extensions listed in our database. Users are advised to use LESS software for managing LESS files, although 3 other programs can also handle this type of file. Software named LESS was created by Alexis Sellier. In order to find more detailed information on the software and LESS files, check the developer’s official website.

Programs which support LESS file extension

Below you will find an index of software programs that can be used to open LESS files divided into 3 categories according to system platform supported. Files with LESS 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 LESS file

How to open file with LESS extension?

There can be multiple causes why you have problems with opening LESS files on given system. What is important, all common issues related to files with LESS extension can be resolved by the users themselves. The process is quick and doesn’t involve an IT expert. The list below will guide you through the process of addressing the encountered problem.

Step 1. Get the LESS

Problems with opening and working with LESS files are most probably having to do with no proper software compatible with LESS files being present on your machine. This issue can be addressed by downloading and installing LESS or different compatible program, such as Middleman. Above you will find a complete listing of programs that support LESS files, classified according to system platforms for which they are available. One of the most risk-free method of downloading software is using links provided by official distributors. Visit LESS website and download the installer.

Step 2. Check the version of LESS and update if needed

You still cannot access LESS files although LESS is installed on your system? Make sure that the software is up to date. Software developers may implement support for more modern file formats in updated versions of their products. This can be one of the causes why LESS files are not compatible with LESS. All of the file formats that were handled just fine by the previous versions of given program should be also possible to open using LESS.

Step 3. Associate LESS Style Sheet files with LESS

If the issue has not been solved in the previous step, you should associate LESS files with latest version of LESS you have installed on your device. The process of associating file formats with default application may differ in details depending on platform, but the basic procedure is very similar.

The procedure to change the default program in Windows

  • Right-click the LESS file and choose Open with option
  • Next, select the Choose another app option and then using More apps open the list of available applications
  • To finalize the process, select Look for another app on this PC entry and using the file explorer select the LESS installation folder. Confirm by checking Always use this app to open LESS files box and clicking OK button.

The procedure to change the default program in Mac OS

  • By clicking right mouse button on the selected LESS file open the file menu and choose Information
  • Open the Open with section by clicking its name
  • 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 LESS extension message should pop-up. Click Continue button in order to confirm your choice.

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

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 LESS file. Being unable to access the file can be related to various issues.

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

Should it happed that the LESS is infected with a virus, this may be that cause that prevents you from accessing it. Immediately scan the file using an antivirus tool or scan the whole system to ensure the whole system is safe. LESS file is infected with malware? Follow the steps suggested by your antivirus software.

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

If you obtained the problematic LESS 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. If the LESS file has been downloaded from the internet only partially, try to redownload it.

3. Ensure that you have appropriate access rights

There is a possibility that the file in question can only be accessed by users with sufficient system privileges. Log in using an administrative account and see If this solves the problem.

4. Make sure that the system has sufficient resources to run LESS

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

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 LESS Style Sheet files. It may be the case that the LESS files work properly with updated software that addresses some system bugs.

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