Tips to open MHS file

Can't open the MHS file? You are not the only one. Thousands of users face similar problems every day. Below you will find tips on how to open MHS files as well as a list of programs that support MHS files.

MHS file extension

File Name Xilinx XPS Hardware Specification Format
File Category CAD Files

The MHS file is supported on 1 operating systems. Depending on your operating system, you may need different software to handle the MHS files. Below is a summary of the number of programs that support and open the MHS file on each system platform.

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What is MHS file?

The file in the MHS format belongs to the CAD Files category. CAD Files consists of 158 similar files. Xilinx XPS Hardware Specification Format is supported by 1 operating systems. These systems consist of Windows, although it may occasionally be found on another system, it will be non-functional. The Platform Studio application is recommended to open the file. It was released by Xilinx, Inc..

How to open MHS file?

The most common problem when using Xilinx XPS Hardware Specification Format is that a specific MHS is not associated with the program. Thus, when you open MHS, the program selection wizard or some other program starts. This problem can be easily remedied.

The first thing you should do is just "doubleclick" on the MHS file icon you want to open. If the operating system has an appropriate application to support it and there is also an association between the file and the program, the file should be opened.

Step 1. Install Platform Studio

In this case, you should first verify that the Platform Studio application is installed on the computer. To do this, enter the name Platform Studio into the system search engine. If it is not, installation may solve the problem, as most applications create file associations during installation. Below you will find a list of applications that support MHS files.

Programs to open MHS file

Remember to download programs supporting MHS files only from verified and safe sources. We suggest using the websites of software developers.

Step 2. Create association of Platform Studio with MHS files

However, it may happen that the application itself does not cause the MHS file to open in the Platform Studio application, but you can set it manually. This option is available from the level of Properties of a specific file available in the context menu. Information about the file and the program that the file is associated with are available here. Using the "Change" button we can select the desired program. It may happen that in the next window there will be no appropriate program - however, this can be corrected with the "Browse" option where you should manually indicate the program location. The "always use the selected program ..." field will set the Platform Studio application as the default for handling the MHS file.

Step 3. Update Platform Studio to the latest version

The fault may also lie with the Platform Studio program, it is possible that Xilinx XPS Hardware Specification Format requires a newer version of the program. This can be done using the application (if it provides such options) or from the Xilinx, Inc. website and install the latest version.

Step 4. Check for the following problems with the MHS file

Of course, it may happen that despite the above steps, the file still does not work. The most common file problems are:

The affected file may be 0 KB or smaller than expected. Usually this applies to MHS files downloaded from the Internet in case the download did not finish properly. The only repair option is to download the file again.
The operating system may be infected with a computer virus. A quick virus scan using an up-to-date antivirus program should clear up any doubts. Some antivirus vendors also provide free online scanners. However, it is important to scan the entire system, not only the file MHS or the program directory. As a result of the scan, sometimes it is not possible to recover MHS files, which are deleted if there is a backup of this file, then after restoring it, it must also be scanned.
A typical compatibility error - the program does not support the older version of the MHS file. On their websites, developers usually offer free solutions to such problems, e.g. in the form of a conversion program or an older version of the program.
There can be many reasons for the failure. Depending on the type of file, it is necessary to repair it accordingly. Some programs offer the option of recovering data from damaged MHS files. You can restore the file from a backup or use N/A help.
The program indicates that the file is encrypted or corrupted. The encrypted MHS files cannot be played on other computers than the one on which they were encrypted, they must be decrypted before using on another device.
The operating system protects files in some locations (e.g. the root of the system partition) against unauthorized access. The problem is only writing to the file, not reading it. If possible, you can try to move the MHS file to another location.
This problem only occurs with more complex files. You may find that another program you are using is preventing you from working with the file. Just close unnecessary programs. Sometimes you have to wait for the session to the file MHS to close. Antivirus programs or a backup being made may lock the file for a while without the user's knowledge. If the problem persists, restart the machine.