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MS8 File Extension

Multisim 8 Circuit Design Format
  • Developer
    National Instruments
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  • Popularity
    3 (5 votes)

What is MS8 file?

MS8 is a file extension commonly associated with Multisim 8 Circuit Design Format files. National Instruments defined the Multisim 8 Circuit Design Format format standard. Files with MS8 extension may be used by programs distributed for Windows platform. MS8 file format, along with 1326 other file formats, belongs to the Data Files category. Multisim is by far the most used program for working with MS8 files.

Programs which support MS8 file extension

The following listing features MS8-compatible programs. Files with MS8 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 MS8 file

Windows Windows

How to open file with MS8 extension?

There can be multiple causes why you have problems with opening MS8 files on given system. What is important, all common issues related to files with MS8 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. Download and install Multisim

Install software to open MS8 file The most common reason for such problems is the lack of proper applications that supports MS8 files installed on the system. The solution is straightforward, just download and install Multisim. On the top of the page a list that contains all programs grouped based on operating systems supported can be found. One of the most risk-free method of downloading software is using links provided by official distributors. Visit Multisim website and download the installer.

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

Update software that support file extension MS8If the problems with opening MS8 files still occur even after installing Multisim, it is possible that you have an outdated version of the software. Check the developer’s website whether a newer version of Multisim is available. 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 Multisim installed, it may not support MS8 format. All of the file formats that were handled just fine by the previous versions of given program should be also possible to open using Multisim.

Step 3. Assign Multisim to MS8 files

If the issue has not been solved in the previous step, you should associate MS8 files with latest version of Multisim you have installed on your device. The next step should pose no problems. The procedure is straightforward and largely system-independent

Associate software with MS8 file on Windows

Selecting the first-choice application in Windows

  • Clicking the MS8 with right mouse button will bring a menu from which you should select the Open with option
  • Next, select the Choose another app option and then using More apps open the list of available applications
  • The last step is to select Look for another app on this PC option supply the directory path to the folder where Multisim is installed. Now all that is left is to confirm your choice by selecting Always use this app to open MS8 files and clicking OK.
Associate software with MS8 file on Mac

Selecting the first-choice application in Mac OS

  • From the drop-down menu, accessed by clicking the file with MS8 extension, select Information
  • Open the Open with section by clicking its name
  • Select the appropriate software and save your settings by clicking Change all
  • If you followed the previous steps a message should appear: This change will be applied to all files with MS8 extension. Next, click the Continue button to finalize the process.

Step 4. Ensure that the MS8 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 MS8 file. Problems with opening the file may arise due to various reasons.

Check MS8 file for viruses
1. The MS8 may be infected with malware – make sure to scan it with an antivirus tool.

If the file is infected, the malware that resides in the MS8 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. MS8 file is infected with malware? Follow the steps suggested by your antivirus software.

2. Ensure the file with MS8 extension is complete and error-free

If you obtained the problematic MS8 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 MS8 extension was interrupted and the file data is defective. Download the file again from the same source.

3. Verify whether your account has administrative rights

There is a possibility that the file in question can only be accessed by users with sufficient system privileges. Switch to an account that has required privileges and try opening the Multisim 8 Circuit Design Format file again.

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

The operating systems may note enough free resources to run the application that support MS8 files. Close all running programs and try opening the MS8 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 Multisim 8 Circuit Design Format file. Outdated drivers or software may have caused the inability to use a peripheral device needed to handle MS8 files.

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