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MSL File Extension

Miranda IM Smiley Definitions
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What is MSL file?

MSL filename suffix is mostly used for Miranda IM Smiley Definitions files. Miranda defined the Miranda IM Smiley Definitions format standard. MSL files are supported by software applications available for devices running Windows. MSL file format, along with 1326 other file formats, belongs to the Data Files category. The most popular software that supports MSL files is Miranda IM. Software named Miranda IM was created by Miranda IM Project. In order to find more detailed information on the software and MSL files, check the developer’s official website.

Programs which support MSL file extension

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

Programs that support MSL file

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How to open file with MSL extension?

There can be multiple causes why you have problems with opening MSL files on given system. What is important, all common issues related to files with MSL extension can be resolved by the users themselves. The process is quick and doesn’t involve an IT expert. The following is a list of guidelines that will help you identify and solve file-related problems.

Step 1. Install Miranda IM software

Install software to open MSL file The main and most frequent cause precluding users form opening MSL files is that no program that can handle MSL files is installed on user’s system. The solution to this problem is very simple. Download Miranda IM and install it on your device. Above you will find a complete listing of programs that support MSL files, classified according to system platforms for which they are available. The safest method of downloading Miranda IM installed is by going to developer’s website (Miranda IM Project) and downloading the software using provided links.

Step 2. Update Miranda IM to the latest version

Update software that support file extension MSLIf the problems with opening MSL files still occur even after installing Miranda IM, it is possible that you have an outdated version of the software. Check the developer’s website whether a newer version of Miranda IM is available. It may also happen that software creators by updating their applications add compatibility with other, newer file formats. This can be one of the causes why MSL files are not compatible with Miranda IM. The latest version of Miranda IM should support all file formats that where compatible with older versions of the software.

Step 3. Associate Miranda IM Smiley Definitions files with Miranda IM

If the issue has not been solved in the previous step, you should associate MSL files with latest version of Miranda IM 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.

Associate software with MSL file on Windows

The procedure to change the default program in Windows

  • Right-click the MSL file and choose 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 Miranda IM is installed. Now all that is left is to confirm your choice by selecting Always use this app to open MSL files and clicking OK.
Associate software with MSL file on Mac

The procedure to change the default program in Mac OS

  • Right-click the MSL file and select Information
  • Find the Open with option – click the title if its hidden
  • From the list choose the appropriate program and confirm by clicking Change for all....
  • A message window should appear informing that This change will be applied to all files with MSL extension. By clicking Continue you confirm your selection.

Step 4. Check the MSL for errors

Should the problem still occur after following steps 1-3, check if the MSL file is valid. Problems with opening the file may arise due to various reasons.

Check MSL file for viruses
1. Verify that the MSL in question is not infected with a computer virus

Should it happed that the MSL is infected with a virus, this may be that cause that prevents you from accessing it. It is advised to scan the system for viruses and malware as soon as possible or use an online antivirus scanner. MSL file is infected with malware? Follow the steps suggested by your antivirus software.

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

If the MSL file was sent to you by someone else, ask this person to resend the file to you. It is possible that the file has not been properly copied to a data storage and is incomplete and therefore cannot be opened. It could happen the the download process of file with MSL 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

Sometimes in order to access files user need to have administrative privileges. Switch to an account that has required privileges and try opening the Miranda IM Smiley Definitions file again.

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

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

5. Ensure that you have the latest drivers and system updates and patches installed

Latest versions of programs and drivers may help you solve problems with Miranda IM Smiley Definitions files and ensure security of your device and operating system. It may be the case that the MSL files work properly with updated software that addresses some system bugs.

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