XSL File Extension

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Microsoft SharePoint WorkSpace Groove Database Format

What is XSL file?

XSL is a file extension commonly associated with Microsoft SharePoint WorkSpace Groove Database Format files. XSL file format is compatible with software that can be installed on Linux, Mac OS, Windows system platform. XSL file belongs to the Database Files category just like 348 other filename extensions listed in our database. Users are advised to use Microsoft Visual Studio software for managing XSL files, although 10 other programs can also handle this type of file. Microsoft Visual Studio software was developed by Microsoft Corporation, and on its official website you may find more information about XSL files or the Microsoft Visual Studio software program.

Programs which support XSL file extension

Below you will find an index of software programs that can be used to open XSL files divided into 3 categories according to system platform supported. XSL files can be encountered on all system platforms, including mobile, yet there is no guarantee each will properly support such files.

How to open file with XSL extension?

There can be multiple causes why you have problems with opening XSL files on given system. Fortunately, most common problems with XSL files can be solved without in-depth IT knowledge, and most importantly, in a matter of minutes. The following is a list of guidelines that will help you identify and solve file-related problems.

Step 1. Install Microsoft Visual Studio software

The main and most frequent cause precluding users form opening XSL files is that no program that can handle XSL files is installed on user’s system. The most obvious solution is to download and install Microsoft Visual Studio or one to the listed programs: Adobe Dreamweaver, FileMaker Pro, XMLSpy. Above you will find a complete listing of programs that support XSL 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. Check the version of Microsoft Visual Studio and update if needed

If the problems with opening XSL files still occur even after installing Microsoft Visual Studio, it is possible that you have an outdated version of the software.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. If you have an older version of Microsoft Visual Studio installed, it may not support XSL format. 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 SharePoint WorkSpace Groove Database Format 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 XSL on your device. 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 XSL file
  • Click Choose another app and then select More apps option
  • To finalize the process, select Look for another app on this PC entry and using the file explorer select the Microsoft Visual Studio installation folder. Confirm by checking Always use this app to open XSL files box and clicking OK button.

Change the default application in Mac OS

  • From the drop-down menu, accessed by clicking the file with XSL extension, select Information
  • Proceed to the Open with section. If its closed, click the title to access available options
  • Select Microsoft Visual Studio and click Change for all...
  • Finally, a This change will be applied to all files with XSL extension message should pop-up. Click Continue button in order to confirm your choice.

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

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

If the XSL is indeed infected, it is possible that the malware is blocking it from opening. It is advised to scan the system for viruses and malware as soon as possible or use an online antivirus scanner. XSL file is infected with malware? Follow the steps suggested by your antivirus software.

2. Check whether the file is corrupted or damaged

Did you receive the XSL file in question from a different person? Ask him/her to send it one more time. During the copy process of the file errors may occurred rendering the file incomplete or corrupted. This could be the source of encountered problems with the file. When downloading the file with XSL 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.

Some files require elevated access rights to open them. Switch to an account that has required privileges and try opening the Microsoft SharePoint WorkSpace Groove Database Format file again.

4. Check whether your system can handle Microsoft Visual Studio

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

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

Latest versions of programs and drivers may help you solve problems with Microsoft SharePoint WorkSpace Groove Database Format files and ensure security of your device and operating system. It may be the case that the XSL files work properly with updated software that addresses some system bugs.

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