XISE File Extension

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Xilinx ISE Project Format
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What is XISE file?

Full format name of files that use XISE extension is Xilinx ISE Project Format. Xilinx defined the Xilinx ISE Project Format format standard. Files with XISE extension may be used by programs distributed for Windows platform. XISE file format, along with 158 other file formats, belongs to the CAD Files category. The most popular software that supports XISE files is ISE Design Suite. ISE Design Suite software was developed by Xilinx, Inc., and on its official website you may find more information about XISE files or the ISE Design Suite software program.

Programs which support XISE file extension

Programs that can handle XISE files are as follows. Files with XISE 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 XISE file

How to open file with XISE extension?

Being unable to open files with XISE extension can be have various origins. What is important, all common issues related to files with XISE 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. Get the ISE Design Suite

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

Step 2. Verify the you have the latest version of ISE Design Suite

If the problems with opening XISE files still occur even after installing ISE Design Suite, it is possible that you have an outdated version of the software. Check the developer’s website whether a newer version of ISE Design Suite is available. Software developers may implement support for more modern file formats in updated versions of their products. The reason that ISE Design Suite cannot handle files with XISE may be that the software is outdated.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 ISE Design Suite.

Step 3. Associate Xilinx ISE Project Format files with ISE Design Suite

After installing ISE Design Suite (the most recent version) make sure that it is set as the default application to open XISE files. The process of associating file formats with default application may differ in details depending on platform, but the basic procedure is very similar.

The procedure to change the default program in Windows

  • Clicking the XISE with right mouse button will bring a menu from which you should select the Open with option
  • Click Choose another app and then select More apps option
  • Finally select Look for another app on this PC, point to the folder where ISE Design Suite is installed, check the Always use this app to open XISE files box and conform your selection by clicking OK button

The procedure to change the default program in Mac OS

  • From the drop-down menu, accessed by clicking the file with XISE extension, select Information
  • Find the Open with option – click the title if its hidden
  • Select the appropriate software and save your settings by clicking Change all
  • A message window should appear informing that This change will be applied to all files with XISE extension. By clicking Continue you confirm your selection.

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

Should the problem still occur after following steps 1-3, check if the XISE file is valid. Being unable to access the file can be related to various issues.

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

Should it happed that the XISE is infected with a virus, this may be that cause that prevents you from accessing it. Immediately scan the file using an antivirus tool or scan the whole system to ensure the whole system is safe. If the scanner detected that the XISE file is unsafe, proceed as instructed by the antivirus program to neutralize the threat.

2. Check whether the file is corrupted or damaged

If the XISE 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. It could happen the the download process of file with XISE extension was interrupted and the file data is defective. Download the file again from the same source.

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

There is a possibility that the file in question can only be accessed by users with sufficient system privileges. Log in using an administrative account and see If this solves the problem.

4. Check whether your system can handle ISE Design Suite

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

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 Xilinx ISE Project Format file. It is possible that one of the available system or driver updates may solve the problems with XISE files affecting older versions of given software.

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