MSDEV File Extension

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Microsoft Visual C+ Make
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    Microsoft Corporation
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What is MSDEV file?

Full format name of files that use MSDEV extension is Microsoft Visual C+ Make. Microsoft Corporation defined the Microsoft Visual C+ Make format standard. MSDEV files are supported by software applications available for devices running Windows. MSDEV file belongs to the Developer Files category just like 1007 other filename extensions listed in our database. The software recommended for managing MSDEV files is Microsoft Visual Studio. Software named Microsoft Visual Studio was created by Microsoft Corporation. In order to find more detailed information on the software and MSDEV files, check the developer’s official website.

Programs which support MSDEV file extension

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

Programs that support MSDEV file

How to open file with MSDEV extension?

There can be multiple causes why you have problems with opening MSDEV files on given system. On the bright side, the most encountered issues pertaining to Microsoft Visual C+ Make files aren’t complex. In most cases they can be addressed swiftly and effectively without assistance from a specialist. The following is a list of guidelines that will help you identify and solve file-related problems.

Step 1. Install Microsoft Visual Studio software

Problems with opening and working with MSDEV files are most probably having to do with no proper software compatible with MSDEV files being present on your machine. The solution to this problem is very simple. Download Microsoft Visual Studio and install it on your device. Above you will find a complete listing of programs that support MSDEV 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 Microsoft Visual Studio website and download the installer.

Step 2. Verify the you have the latest version of Microsoft Visual Studio

If you already have Microsoft Visual Studio installed on your systems and MSDEV files are still not opened properly, check if you have the latest version of the software. Sometimes software developers introduce new formats in place of that already supports along with newer versions of their applications. This can be one of the causes why MSDEV files are not compatible with Microsoft Visual Studio. The most recent version of Microsoft Visual Studio is backward compatible and can handle file formats supported by older versions of the software.

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

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

Change the default application in Windows

  • Clicking the MSDEV with right mouse button will bring a menu from which you should select the Open with option
  • Click Choose another app and then select More apps option
  • The last step is to select Look for another app on this PC option supply the directory path to the folder where Microsoft Visual Studio is installed. Now all that is left is to confirm your choice by selecting Always use this app to open MSDEV files and clicking OK.

Change the default application in Mac OS

  • By clicking right mouse button on the selected MSDEV file open the file menu and choose Information
  • Open the Open with section by clicking its name
  • Select Microsoft Visual Studio and click Change for all...
  • Finally, a This change will be applied to all files with MSDEV extension message should pop-up. Click Continue button in order to confirm your choice.

Step 4. Check the MSDEV for errors

If you followed the instructions form the previous steps yet the issue is still not solved, you should verify the MSDEV file in question. Problems with opening the file may arise due to various reasons.

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

If the MSDEV is indeed infected, it is possible that the malware is blocking it from opening. Immediately scan the file using an antivirus tool or scan the whole system to ensure the whole system is safe. MSDEV file is infected with malware? Follow the steps suggested by your antivirus software.

2. Check whether the file is corrupted or damaged

If you obtained the problematic MSDEV 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. When downloading the file with MSDEV extension from the internet an error may occurred resulting in incomplete file. Try downloading the file again.

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 out of your current account and log in to an account with sufficient access privileges. Then open the Microsoft Visual C+ Make 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 MSDEV extension. In this case close the other applications.

5. Check if you have the latest updates to the operating system and drivers

Up-to-date system and drivers not only makes your computer more secure, but also may solve problems with Microsoft Visual C+ Make file. It may be the case that the MSDEV files work properly with updated software that addresses some system bugs.

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