What is a .CODE-WORKSPACE File And How To Open It – Microsoft

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Introduction

Have you downloaded a file with .code-workspace extension, but you are not sure what it is? It is important to know how to open this file – in order to be able to work with it. That’s why we have made this article! You will learn how to open the .code-workspace file extension on various systems, what it is and how to work with it.

What is a .CODE-WORKSPACE file?

The file extension .CODE-WORKSPACE is Microsoft Visual Studio Code Multi-root Workspace. The creator of this file extension is Microsoft. The format of this development related file is text.

What to know

There is currently 1 software that can open the .code-workspace file on 3 platforms.

How to open a .CODE-WORKSPACE file?

Below we will show you a step-by-step guide on how to open the .CODE-WORKSPACE file on various operating systems.

How to open a .CODE-WORKSPACE file on Windows (7, 8, 10)

The .code-workspace file can be opened in 4 steps on Windows.

1. In the first step you need to download the Microsoft Visual Studio Code software. This software will be used for opening the file.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .CODE-WORKSPACE file

2. The second step is locating the downloaded file. The file can be usually found in your /download/ folder if you don’t remember where you have downloaded it to.

Step 3

Step 3: Choose “Open with”

3. In the third step, after locating your file, right click on it and click “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Choose the software and click ok

4. In the fourth step, after clicking “Open with”, you should see the Microsoft Visual Studio Code software that you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Windows.

How to open a .CODE-WORKSPACE file on Mac

The .code-workspace file can be opened in 4 steps on Mac.

1. In the first step you need to download the Microsoft Visual Studio Code software. This software will be used for opening the file.

Step 2

Step 2: Finding your .CODE-WORKSPACE file

2. In the second step you need to locate the downloaded file. The file can be usually found in your /download/ folder if you don’t remember where you have downloaded it to.

Step 3

Step 3: Clicking “Open with”

3. In the third step, after locating your file, right click on it and click “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Choosing the software to open your file

4. After choosing the “Open with” option, you will have an option to choose the Microsoft Visual Studio Code software you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Mac.

How to open a .CODE-WORKSPACE file on Linux

Below you can see a visual guide on how to open the .code-workspace file on Linux in 4 easy steps.

1. In the first step you need to download the Microsoft Visual Studio Code software. You will be using this software in order to open the file.

Step 2

Step 2: Locate the .CODE-WORKSPACE file

2. The second step is locating the downloaded file. The file can be usually found in your /download/ folder if you don’t remember where you have downloaded it to.

Step 3

Step 3: Hover over the “Open with” button

3. In the third step right click on your file and choose “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Open the file choosing the software

4. After choosing the “Open with” option, you will have an option to choose the Microsoft Visual Studio Code software you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Linux.

Still cannot open the .CODE-WORKSPACE file?

If you are still unable to open the .CODE-WORKSPACE file, it might be because you are trying to open the wrong one. The .CODE-WORKSPACE file extension is similar to other file extensions such as: .cof – Microchip Technology, .coffee – CoffeeScript JavaScript File, .col – Phase One, .col – Rockstar Games, .collab – Blackboard. You might be trying to open the wrong file, please recheck if you are trying to open the right file extension again.

Conclusion

In this article you have learned how to open the .CODE-WORKSPACE file with the Microsoft Visual Studio Code program on Windows, Microsoft Visual Studio Code program on Mac and Microsoft Visual Studio Code software on Linux.