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SEARCH-MS File Extension

Windows Saved Search Format
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What is SEARCH-MS file?

SEARCH-MS is a file extension commonly associated with Windows Saved Search Format files. Microsoft defined the Windows Saved Search Format format standard. Files with SEARCH-MS extension may be used by programs distributed for Windows platform. SEARCH-MS file belongs to the Misc Files category just like 6033 other filename extensions listed in our database. The most popular software that supports SEARCH-MS files is Microsoft Windows. On the official website of Microsoft Corporation developer not only will you find detailed information about theMicrosoft Windows software, but also about SEARCH-MS and other supported file formats.

Programs which support SEARCH-MS file extension

The following listing features SEARCH-MS-compatible programs. Files with SEARCH-MS 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 SEARCH-MS file

How to open file with SEARCH-MS extension?

There can be multiple causes why you have problems with opening SEARCH-MS files on given system. On the bright side, the most encountered issues pertaining to Windows Saved Search Format 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. Get the Microsoft Windows

Install software to open SEARCH-MS file Problems with opening and working with SEARCH-MS files are most probably having to do with no proper software compatible with SEARCH-MS files being present on your machine. The solution is straightforward, just download and install Microsoft Windows. 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 Microsoft Windows website and download the installer.

Step 2. Verify the you have the latest version of Microsoft Windows

Update software that support file extension SEARCH-MSIf the problems with opening SEARCH-MS files still occur even after installing Microsoft Windows, it is possible that you have an outdated version of the software. Check the developer’s website whether a newer version of Microsoft Windows is available. Software developers may implement support for more modern file formats in updated versions of their products. This can be one of the causes why SEARCH-MS files are not compatible with Microsoft Windows. The most recent version of Microsoft Windows is backward compatible and can handle file formats supported by older versions of the software.

Step 3. Associate Windows Saved Search Format files with Microsoft Windows

After installing Microsoft Windows (the most recent version) make sure that it is set as the default application to open SEARCH-MS files. The next step should pose no problems. The procedure is straightforward and largely system-independent

Associate software with SEARCH-MS file on Windows

The procedure to change the default program in Windows

  • Clicking the SEARCH-MS 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
  • Finally select Look for another app on this PC, point to the folder where Microsoft Windows is installed, check the Always use this app to open SEARCH-MS files box and conform your selection by clicking OK button
Associate software with SEARCH-MS file on Mac

The procedure to change the default program in Mac OS

  • Right-click the SEARCH-MS file and select Information
  • Proceed to the Open with section. If its closed, click the title to access available options
  • Select Microsoft Windows and click Change for all...
  • If you followed the previous steps a message should appear: This change will be applied to all files with SEARCH-MS extension. Next, click the Continue button to finalize the process.

Step 4. Ensure that the SEARCH-MS file is complete and free of errors

If you followed the instructions form the previous steps yet the issue is still not solved, you should verify the SEARCH-MS file in question. Being unable to access the file can be related to various issues.

Check SEARCH-MS file for viruses
1. Check the SEARCH-MS file for viruses or malware

Should it happed that the SEARCH-MS is infected with a virus, this may be that cause that prevents you from accessing it. Scan the SEARCH-MS file as well as your computer for malware or viruses. SEARCH-MS file is infected with malware? Follow the steps suggested by your antivirus software.

2. Verify that the SEARCH-MS file’s structure is intact

If you obtained the problematic SEARCH-MS file from a third party, ask them to supply you with another copy. 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 SEARCH-MS 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. Log out of your current account and log in to an account with sufficient access privileges. Then open the Windows Saved Search Format file.

4. Check whether your system can handle Microsoft Windows

If the system is under havy load, it may not be able to handle the program that you use to open files with SEARCH-MS 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 Windows Saved Search Format files and ensure security of your device and operating system. It may be the case that the SEARCH-MS files work properly with updated software that addresses some system bugs.

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