LICENSE file format description

Many people share .license files without attaching instructions on how to use it. Yet it isn’t evident for everyone which program a .license file can be edited, converted or printed with. On this page, we try to provide assistance for handling .license files.

2 filename extension(s) found in our database.

.license - Visual Studio Binary License Data

The LICENSE development files are related to Microsoft Visual Studio. The LICENSE file is a Visual Studio Binary License Data. A .licx text file is automatically generated or updated by the Windows Forms Designer whenever a licensed control is added to the form. As part of compilation, the project system will transform the .licx text file into a .licenses binary resource that provides support for .NET control licensing.

Microsoft Visual Studio
Development files
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Visual Studio Binary License Data related extensions:
Cricket Audio XML Bank Description
LXP Source Code
Avaya CMS Script
Vala Source Code File
MegaZeux Board Data
Alpha Five Set Object

.license - MusicLab RealStrat License Data

The LICENSE data files are related to MusicLab RealStrat. The LICENSE file is a MusicLab RealStrat License Data. RealStrat is a guitar sound modeling and emulation tool with a standard MIDI keyboard.

MusicLab RealStrat
Data files
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MusicLab RealStrat License Data related extensions:
Windows Essentials Codec Pack Data
OpenCanvas 3 Event
LPEX Save Macro
Advantage Database Server Character Set Data
BrainVoyager QX Talairach Coordinates
Symbian OS Application Logo

Naturally, other applications may also use the .license file extension. Even harmful programs can create .license files. Be especially cautious with .license files coming from an unknown source!

Can't open a .license file?

When you double-click a file to open it, Windows examines the filename extension. If Windows recognizes the filename extension, it opens the file in the program that is associated with that filename extension. When Windows does not recognize a filename extension, you receive the following message:

Windows can't open this file:


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 one from a list of programs that are installed on your computer.

To avoid this error, you need to set the file association correctly.

Operating systems currently supports the following operating systems:

Windows XP/Vista, Windows 7/8/10, Windows 11, CentOS, Debian GNU/Linux, Ubuntu Linux, FreeBSD, macOS, Mac OS X, iOS, Android

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