VC15 File Extension

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Microsoft Visual C 1.5 Make
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    Microsoft Corporation
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What is VC15 file?

Full format name of files that use VC15 extension is Microsoft Visual C 1.5 Make. Microsoft Visual C 1.5 Make format was developed by Microsoft Corporation. VC15 files are supported by software applications available for devices running Windows. VC15 file belongs to the Developer Files category just like 1019 other filename extensions listed in our database. Microsoft Visual Studio is by far the most used program for working with VC15 files. Software named Microsoft Visual Studio was created by Microsoft Corporation. In order to find more detailed information on the software and VC15 files, check the developer’s official website.

Programs which support VC15 file extension

The following listing features VC15-compatible programs. Files with VC15 suffix can be copied to any mobile device or system platform, but it may not be possible to open them properly on target system.

Programs that support VC15 file

How to open file with VC15 extension?

Being unable to open files with VC15 extension can be have various origins. What is important, all common issues related to files with VC15 extension can be resolved by the users themselves. The process is quick and doesn’t involve an IT expert. The list below will guide you through the process of addressing the encountered problem.

Step 1. Download and install Microsoft Visual Studio

The main and most frequent cause precluding users form opening VC15 files is that no program that can handle VC15 files is installed on user’s system. To address this issue, go to the Microsoft Visual Studio developer website, download the tool, and install it. It is that easy The full list of programs grouped by operating systems can be found above. 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. Update Microsoft Visual Studio to the latest version

If the problems with opening VC15 files still occur even after installing Microsoft Visual Studio, it is possible that you have an outdated version of the software.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. This can be one of the causes why VC15 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. Associate Microsoft Visual C 1.5 Make files with 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 VC15 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

  • Right-click the VC15 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 Microsoft Visual Studio is installed. Now all that is left is to confirm your choice by selecting Always use this app to open VC15 files and clicking OK.

Change the default application in Mac OS

  • By clicking right mouse button on the selected VC15 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...
  • A message window should appear informing that This change will be applied to all files with VC15 extension. By clicking Continue you confirm your selection.

Step 4. Ensure that the VC15 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 VC15 file. Problems with opening the file may arise due to various reasons.

1. Verify that the VC15 in question is not infected with a computer virus

Should it happed that the VC15 is infected with a virus, this may be that cause that prevents you from accessing it. Scan the VC15 file as well as your computer for malware or viruses. If the scanner detected that the VC15 file is unsafe, proceed as instructed by the antivirus program to neutralize the threat.

2. Check whether the file is corrupted or damaged

Did you receive the VC15 file in question from a different person? Ask him/her to send it one more time. The file might have been copied erroneously and the data lost integrity, which precludes from accessing the file. If the VC15 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 in using an administrative account and see If this solves the problem.

4. Check whether your system can handle Microsoft Visual Studio

If the systems has insufficient resources to open VC15 files, try closing all currently running applications and try again.

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

Up-to-date system and drivers not only makes your computer more secure, but also may solve problems with Microsoft Visual C 1.5 Make file. It is possible that one of the available system or driver updates may solve the problems with VC15 files affecting older versions of given software.

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