What is a .PSC1 File And How To Open It – Microsoft (Visual Guide)

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While downloading files, you might have downloaded a file with the .psc1 extension. You most likely know what the file is, but you might be unsure on how to open it. Thanks to this easy guide you will be able to find out what .psc1 file extension is, how to open it and how to work with it.

What is a .PSC1 file?

The .PSC1 file extension comes from Windows PowerShell Console File. The creator of this file extension is Microsoft. The format of this file is xml, and it is a settings related file.

What to know

There is currently 1 software that can open the .psc1 file on 1 platform.

How to open a .PSC1 file?

In this part of the article we will show you how to open the .PSC1 file on various operating systems.

How to open a .PSC1 file on Windows (7, 8, 10)

Below you can see a visual guide on how to open the .psc1 file on Windows in 4 easy steps.

1. The first step is to download the Microsoft Windows PowerShell software. This software will be used for opening the file.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .PSC1 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. In the fourth step, after clicking “Open with”, you should see the Microsoft Windows PowerShell software that you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Windows.

Still cannot open the .PSC1 file?

If you are still unable to open the .PSC1 file, it might be because you are trying to open the wrong one. The .PSC1 file extension is similar to other file extensions such as: .psd – Adobe Systems, .psd1 – Microsoft, .psdc – Adobe Systems, .psdl – Microsoft, .psdx – Adobe Systems. You might be trying to open one of them. Please recheck the file extension again.


In this article you have learned how to open the .PSC1 file with the Microsoft Windows PowerShell program on Windows.