VSDIR File Extension

VSDIR file icon
Microsoft Visual Studio IDE NewFileItems
  • Developer
    Microsoft Corporation
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  • Popularity
    5 (1 votes)

What is VSDIR file?

Full format name of files that use VSDIR extension is Microsoft Visual Studio IDE NewFileItems. Microsoft Visual Studio IDE NewFileItems specification was created by Microsoft Corporation. VSDIR file format is compatible with software that can be installed on Windows system platform. Files with VSDIR extension are categorized as Misc Files files. The Misc Files subset comprises 4741 various file formats. The most popular software that supports VSDIR files is Microsoft Visual Studio. Software named Microsoft Visual Studio was created by Microsoft Corporation. In order to find more detailed information on the software and VSDIR files, check the developer’s official website.

Programs which support VSDIR file extension

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

Programs that support VSDIR file

How to open file with VSDIR extension?

Problems with accessing VSDIR may be due to various reasons. On the bright side, the most encountered issues pertaining to Microsoft Visual Studio IDE NewFileItems files aren’t complex. In most cases they can be addressed swiftly and effectively without assistance from a specialist. The list below will guide you through the process of addressing the encountered problem.

Step 1. Get the Microsoft Visual Studio

Problems with opening and working with VSDIR files are most probably having to do with no proper software compatible with VSDIR files being present on your machine. To address this issue, go to the Microsoft Visual Studio developer website, download the tool, and install it. It is that easy Above you will find a complete listing of programs that support VSDIR files, classified according to system platforms for which they are available. 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. Verify the you have the latest version of Microsoft Visual Studio

If the problems with opening VSDIR files still occur even after installing Microsoft Visual Studio, it is possible that you have an outdated version of the software.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. Sometimes software developers introduce new formats in place of that already supports along with newer versions of their applications. The reason that Microsoft Visual Studio cannot handle files with VSDIR may be that the software is outdated. 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.

Step 3. Set the default application to open VSDIR files to Microsoft Visual Studio

After installing Microsoft Visual Studio (the most recent version) make sure that it is set as the default application to open VSDIR files. The method is quite simple and varies little across operating systems.

Change the default application in Windows

  • Choose the Open with entry from the file menu accessed by right-mouse clicking on the VSDIR file
  • Click Choose another app and then select More apps option
  • 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 VSDIR files and clicking OK.

Change the default application in Mac OS

  • From the drop-down menu, accessed by clicking the file with VSDIR extension, select Information
  • Open the Open with section by clicking its name
  • Select the appropriate software and save your settings by clicking Change all
  • If you followed the previous steps a message should appear: This change will be applied to all files with VSDIR extension. Next, click the Continue button to finalize the process.

Step 4. Verify that the VSDIR is not faulty

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 VSDIR file. It is probable that the file is corrupted and thus cannot be accessed.

1. The VSDIR may be infected with malware – make sure to scan it with an antivirus tool.

Should it happed that the VSDIR 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. If the scanner detected that the VSDIR file is unsafe, proceed as instructed by the antivirus program to neutralize the threat.

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

Did you receive the VSDIR 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. When downloading the file with VSDIR extension from the internet an error may occurred resulting in incomplete file. Try downloading the file again.

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. Switch to an account that has required privileges and try opening the Microsoft Visual Studio IDE NewFileItems file again.

4. Verify that your device fulfills the requirements to be able to open Microsoft Visual Studio

If the systems has insufficient resources to open VSDIR 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 Studio IDE NewFileItems file. Outdated drivers or software may have caused the inability to use a peripheral device needed to handle VSDIR files.

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