>> VSTDIR file

VSTDIR file format description

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

1 filename extension(s) found in our database.

.vstdir - Visual Studio Project Type Settings Data

The VSTDIR development files are related to Microsoft Visual Studio. VSTDIR file is a Visual Studio Project Type Settings Data. 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.

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

Can't open a .vstdir 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.

The .vstdir file extension is often given incorrectly!

According to the searches on our site, these misspellings were the most common in the past year:


Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

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Operating systems currently supports the following operating systems:

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

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