MHS File Extension

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Xilinx XPS Hardware Specification Format
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What is MHS file?

MHS filename suffix is mostly used for Xilinx XPS Hardware Specification Format files. MHS file format is compatible with software that can be installed on Windows system platform. MHS file belongs to the CAD Files category just like 158 other filename extensions listed in our database. The software recommended for managing MHS files is Platform Studio. Software named Platform Studio was created by Xilinx, Inc.. In order to find more detailed information on the software and MHS files, check the developer’s official website.

Programs which support MHS file extension

Below is a table that list programs that support MHS files. Files with MHS suffix can be copied to any mobile device or system platform, but it may not be possible to open them properly on target system.

Programs that support MHS file

How to open file with MHS extension?

Problems with accessing MHS may be due to various reasons. Fortunately, most common problems with MHS 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 MHS files.

Step 1. Get the Platform Studio

The most common reason for such problems is the lack of proper applications that supports MHS files installed on the system. To address this issue, go to the Platform Studio developer website, download the tool, and install it. It is that easy On the top of the page a list that contains all programs grouped based on operating systems supported can be found. The safest method of downloading Platform Studio installed is by going to developer’s website (Xilinx, Inc.) and downloading the software using provided links.

Step 2. Update Platform Studio to the latest version

If the problems with opening MHS files still occur even after installing Platform Studio, it is possible that you have an outdated version of the software. Check the developer’s website whether a newer version of Platform Studio is available. It may also happen that software creators by updating their applications add compatibility with other, newer file formats. The reason that Platform Studio cannot handle files with MHS may be that the software is outdated. The most recent version of Platform Studio is backward compatible and can handle file formats supported by older versions of the software.

Step 3. Set the default application to open MHS files to Platform Studio

After installing Platform Studio (the most recent version) make sure that it is set as the default application to open MHS files. The method is quite simple and varies little across operating systems.

The procedure to change the default program in Windows

  • Right-click the MHS file and choose 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 Platform Studio is installed, check the Always use this app to open MHS files box and conform your selection by clicking OK button

The procedure to change the default program in Mac OS

  • From the drop-down menu, accessed by clicking the file with MHS extension, select Information
  • Open the Open with section by clicking its name
  • Select the appropriate software and save your settings by clicking Change all
  • A message window should appear informing that This change will be applied to all files with MHS extension. By clicking Continue you confirm your selection.

Step 4. Verify that the MHS is not faulty

If you followed the instructions form the previous steps yet the issue is still not solved, you should verify the MHS file in question. It is probable that the file is corrupted and thus cannot be accessed.

1. Check the MHS file for viruses or malware

If the MHS is indeed infected, it is possible that the malware is blocking it from opening. Scan the MHS file as well as your computer for malware or viruses. MHS file is infected with malware? Follow the steps suggested by your antivirus software.

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

If the MHS 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 MHS 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

Sometimes in order to access files user need to have administrative privileges. Switch to an account that has required privileges and try opening the Xilinx XPS Hardware Specification Format file again.

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

If the system is under havy load, it may not be able to handle the program that you use to open files with MHS extension. In this case close the other applications.

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

Latest versions of programs and drivers may help you solve problems with Xilinx XPS Hardware Specification Format 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 MHS files.

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