VSTEMPLATE File Extension

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Microsoft Visual Studio Project Template
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What is VSTEMPLATE file?

VSTEMPLATE filename suffix is mostly used for Microsoft Visual Studio Project Template files. Microsoft Visual Studio Project Template format was developed by Microsoft Corporation. Files with VSTEMPLATE extension may be used by programs distributed for Windows platform. VSTEMPLATE file format, along with 1055 other file formats, belongs to the Developer Files category. The most popular software that supports VSTEMPLATE files is Microsoft Visual Studio. On the official website of Microsoft Corporation developer not only will you find detailed information about theMicrosoft Visual Studio software, but also about VSTEMPLATE and other supported file formats.

Programs which support VSTEMPLATE file extension

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

Programs that support VSTEMPLATE file

How to open file with VSTEMPLATE extension?

Problems with accessing VSTEMPLATE may be due to various reasons. What is important, all common issues related to files with VSTEMPLATE extension can be resolved by the users themselves. The process is quick and doesn’t involve an IT expert. We have prepared a listing of which will help you resolve your problems with VSTEMPLATE files.

Step 1. Install Microsoft Visual Studio software

Problems with opening and working with VSTEMPLATE files are most probably having to do with no proper software compatible with VSTEMPLATE files being present on your machine. The solution is straightforward, just download and install Microsoft Visual Studio. 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 Visual Studio website and download the installer.

Step 2. Update Microsoft Visual Studio to the latest version

You still cannot access VSTEMPLATE files although Microsoft Visual Studio is installed on your system? Make sure that the software is up to date. Software developers may implement support for more modern file formats in updated versions of their products. If you have an older version of Microsoft Visual Studio installed, it may not support VSTEMPLATE format. The latest version of Microsoft Visual Studio should support all file formats that where compatible with older versions of the software.

Step 3. Set the default application to open VSTEMPLATE 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 VSTEMPLATE files. The method is quite simple and varies little across operating systems.

Change the default application in Windows

  • Right-click the VSTEMPLATE file and choose Open with option
  • 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 VSTEMPLATE files and clicking OK.

Change the default application in Mac OS

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

Step 4. Ensure that the VSTEMPLATE file is complete and free of errors

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

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

If the VSTEMPLATE is indeed infected, it is possible that the malware is blocking it from opening. Immediately scan the file using an antivirus tool or scan the whole system to ensure the whole system is safe. VSTEMPLATE file is infected with malware? Follow the steps suggested by your antivirus software.

2. Check whether the file is corrupted or damaged

If you obtained the problematic VSTEMPLATE file from a third party, ask them to supply you with another copy. It is possible that the file has not been properly copied to a data storage and is incomplete and therefore cannot be opened. If the VSTEMPLATE file has been downloaded from the internet only partially, try to redownload it.

3. Verify whether your account has administrative rights

Some files require elevated access rights to open them. Switch to an account that has required privileges and try opening the Microsoft Visual Studio Project Template file again.

4. Check whether your system can handle Microsoft Visual Studio

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

5. Check if you have the latest updates to the operating system and drivers

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

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