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Details of extension .msvc

On this page, we're going to take a closer look at the .msvc file extension, which is related to Visual Studio C++ Compiler Makefile. We'll explain what exactly a .msvc fileformat is and how you can use it. If you're interested in learning more details about this type of file, we'll show you where to find them. And if you ever need to convert .msvc files into different formats, we'll give you some tips on how to do that too. Let's see the file format associated with this file extension!


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msvc file - Visual Studio C++ Compiler Makefile

Visual Studio C++ Compiler Makefile

The MSVC file is a Visual Studio C++ Compiler Makefile. Microsoft Visual Studio is a software development environment built on the .NET Framework that is designed for managing projects and development work in a variety of languages.
Category: Development files
Program name: -
Mime-type: application/octet-stream
Magic bytes (HEX): -
Magic string (ASCII): -
Related extensions:
.appxupload Visual Studio Windows Application Upload Data
.vbhtml Visual Studio ASP.NET Web Page
.vcproj Visual Studio .NET Visual C++ Project
.nqp Visual Studio Code Data

The .msvc file extension might not only belong to a single type of file, there could be various kinds that use it. Keep in mind that files with the .msvc extension may contain various content types. If you have helpful information about this extension, write to us!

Could someone have spelled the .msvc file extension wrong?

In our database, we came across the following similar extensions:

.msc eYaMosaic Graphic Mosaic
.mvc Multiview Video Coding Video
.mscc mSecure Data
.nsvc Formuler S Mini Channel List
.svc Microsoft IIS Special Content File
.msv MyStars! Saved View

The .msvc extension is frequently misused

People sometimes confuse the .msvc filename extension. Based on the searches on our site, here are the most common misspellings from the past year.

msc (1), mvc (1), mscc (1), nsvc (1), svc (1), msv (1)

Having trouble opening a .msvc file?

If you want to open a .msvc file on your computer, you just need to have the appropriate program installed. Incorrect settings for the .msvc association can trigger this error.

Windows can't open this file:

File: example.msvc

To open this file, Windows needs to know what program you want to use to open it. Windows can go online to look it up automatically, or you can manually select from a list of programs that are installed on your computer.

To change file associations:

  • Right-click a file with the extension whose association you want to change, and then click Open With.
  • In the Open With dialog box, click the program whith which you want the file to open, or click Browse to locate the program that you want.
  • Select the Always use the selected program to open this kind of file check box.

Supported operating systems

Windows Server 2016/2019/2022, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10, Windows 11, Linux, Mac OS X, macOS, iOS, Android