MSHA filename suffix is mostly used for Microsoft Help Asset Format files. Microsoft Help Asset Format specification was created by Microsoft. Files with MSHA extension may be used by programs distributed for Windows platform. Files with MSHA extension are categorized as Developer Files files. The Developer Files subset comprises 1181 various file formats. Microsoft Visual Studio supports MSHA files and is the most frequently used program to handle such files, yet 4 other tools may also be used. Software named Microsoft Visual Studio was created by Microsoft Corporation. In order to find more detailed information on the software and MSHA files, check the developer’s official website.
The following listing features MSHA-compatible programs. MSHA files can be encountered on all system platforms, including mobile, yet there is no guarantee each will properly support such files.
Problems with accessing MSHA may be due to various reasons. Fortunately, most common problems with MSHA 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 MSHA files.
Problems with opening and working with MSHA files are most probably having to do with no proper software compatible with MSHA files being present on your machine. This one is an easy one. Select Microsoft Visual Studio or one of the recommended programs (for example, FAR, Windows Notepad, MSHC Migration Utility) and download it from appropriate source and install on your system. 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 Microsoft Visual Studio installed is by going to developer’s website (Microsoft Corporation) and downloading the software using provided links.
If the problems with opening MSHA files still occur even after installing Microsoft Visual Studio, it is possible that you have an outdated version of the software.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. It may also happen that software creators by updating their applications add compatibility with other, newer file formats. If you have an older version of Microsoft Visual Studio installed, it may not support MSHA 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 Microsoft Visual Studio.
If you have the latest version of Microsoft Visual Studio installed and the problem persists, select it as the default program to be used to manage MSHA 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.
Change the default application in Windows
Change the default application in Mac OS
If you followed the instructions form the previous steps yet the issue is still not solved, you should verify the MSHA file in question. It is probable that the file is corrupted and thus cannot be accessed.
If the file is infected, the malware that resides in the MSHA 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. If the MSHA file is indeed infected follow the instructions below.
If you obtained the problematic MSHA 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 MSHA file has been downloaded from the internet only partially, try to redownload it.
Sometimes in order to access files user need to have administrative privileges. Log out of your current account and log in to an account with sufficient access privileges. Then open the Microsoft Help Asset Format file.
If the system is under havy load, it may not be able to handle the program that you use to open files with MSHA extension. In this case close the other applications.
Up-to-date system and drivers not only makes your computer more secure, but also may solve problems with Microsoft Help Asset Format file. Outdated drivers or software may have caused the inability to use a peripheral device needed to handle MSHA files.
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