What is a .INSTALLSTATE File And How To Open It – Microsoft (Easy Guide)

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Introduction

Have you came across a file with the .installstate extension and you don’t know what it is? Perhaps you know what the file is, but you simply don’t know how to open it. In this article we will explain what .installstate file extension is, how to open it and how to work with it.

What is a .INSTALLSTATE file?

The .INSTALLSTATE file extension stands for .NET Assembly Uninstaller File. This file extension was developed by Microsoft. This development related file is in xml format.

What to know

There are currently 3 software that can open the .installstate file on 3 platforms.

How to open a .INSTALLSTATE file?

In this part of the article we will show you how to open the .INSTALLSTATE file on various operating systems.

How to open a .INSTALLSTATE file on Windows (7, 8, 10)

The .installstate file can be opened in 4 steps on Windows.

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. You can also use Microsoft Visual Studio Code software.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .INSTALLSTATE 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: Choose “Open with”

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

Step 4

Step 4: Choose the software and click ok

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 Windows.

How to open a .INSTALLSTATE file on Mac

Below you can see a visual guide on how to open the .installstate file on Mac in 4 easy steps.

1. In the first step you need to download the Bare Bones BBEdit software. This software will be used for opening the file. Other software that can be used in opening this file is: Microsoft Visual Studio Code and Bare Bones BBEdit.

Step 2

Step 2: Finding your .INSTALLSTATE 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 Bare Bones BBEdit software you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Mac.

How to open a .INSTALLSTATE file on Linux

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

1. The first step is to download the Vim software. This software will be used for opening the file. The other software that you can use is Microsoft Visual Studio Code and Vim.

Step 2

Step 2: Locate the .INSTALLSTATE 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: Hover over the “Open with” button

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

Step 4

Step 4: Open the file choosing the software

4. In the fourth step, after clicking “Open with”, you should see the Vim software that you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Linux.

Still cannot open the .INSTALLSTATE file?

If you are still unable to open the .INSTALLSTATE file, it might be because you are trying to open the wrong one. There are many similar file extensions that look like the .INSTALLSTATE file.insv – Insta360, .int – Silicon Graphics, .int – Bethesda Softworks, .int – Sony, .internetconnect – Apple. 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 .INSTALLSTATE file with the Microsoft Visual Studio Code program on Windows, Bare Bones BBEdit, Microsoft Visual Studio Code programs on Mac and Vim, Microsoft Visual Studio Code software on Linux.