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SIM File Extension

Intel VTune Performance Monitor Format
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    Intel Corporation
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What is SIM file?

SIM is a profiler file. SIM files store various information pertaining to a computer program. Performance profilers are employed for testing applications and discovering errors. Profilers are capable of monitoring CPU usage of running program and its accessing of various system resources or performed function calls.

Intel VTune

Files with SIM extension are generated by Intel VTune, a software performance analysis tool included with the Intel Parallel Studio package. Although the tool is compatible with most CPU brand and models, the most advanced features are only available for Intel CPUs.

Programs which support SIM file extension

The following listing features SIM-compatible programs. SIM files can be encountered on all system platforms, including mobile, yet there is no guarantee each will properly support such files.

Programs that support SIM file

Updated: 03/17/2023

How to open file with SIM extension?

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

Install software to open SIM file The most common reason for such problems is the lack of proper applications that supports SIM files installed on the system. The solution is straightforward, just download and install Intel VTune. 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 Intel VTune installed is by going to developer’s website (Intel Corporation) and downloading the software using provided links.

Step 2. Check the version of Intel VTune and update if needed

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the problems with opening SIM files still occur even after installing Intel VTune, it is possible that you have an outdated version of the software.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

Step 3. Assign Intel VTune to SIM files

After installing Intel VTune (the most recent version) make sure that it is set as the default application to open SIM files. 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 SIM file on Windows

Selecting the first-choice application in Windows

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

Selecting the first-choice application in Mac OS

  • Right-click the SIM file and select Information
  • Proceed to the Open with section. If its closed, click the title to access available options
  • 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 SIM extension. By clicking Continue you confirm your selection.

Step 4. Ensure that the SIM 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 SIM file. Being unable to access the file can be related to various issues.

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

Should it happed that the SIM is infected with a virus, this may be that cause that prevents you from accessing it. Scan the SIM file as well as your computer for malware or viruses. If the scanner detected that the SIM file is unsafe, proceed as instructed by the antivirus program to neutralize the threat.

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

If the SIM file was sent to you by someone else, ask this person to resend the file to you. The file might have been copied erroneously and the data lost integrity, which precludes from accessing the file. If the SIM file has been downloaded from the internet only partially, try to redownload it.

3. Check if the user that you are logged as has administrative privileges.

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 Intel VTune Performance Monitor Format file.

4. Make sure that the system has sufficient resources to run Intel VTune

The operating systems may note enough free resources to run the application that support SIM files. Close all running programs and try opening the SIM file.

5. Verify that your operating system and drivers are up to date

Latest versions of programs and drivers may help you solve problems with Intel VTune Performance Monitor Format files and ensure security of your device and operating system. Outdated drivers or software may have caused the inability to use a peripheral device needed to handle SIM files.

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