Tips to open SDLIC file

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

SDLIC file extension

File Name ArcGIS Data Format
File Category GIS Files

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

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What is SDLIC file?

The file with the extension SDLIC is the GIS Files file type. In addition to this file, the GIS Files category includes 255 related files. ArcGIS Data Format is most often found on 1 operating systems. The file will work on Windows systems, unfortunately not on others. The main program that supports this format is ArcGIS. This was created by Esri.

How to open SDLIC file?

An often recurring problem with ArcGIS Data Format is that SDLIC is not associated with the correct program file. This causes the file SDLIC to open by system applications not designed for this purpose, or to display a message that there is no associated program. This can be quickly resolved by following the instructions below.

The first thing you should do is just "doubleclick" on the SDLIC 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 ArcGIS

An often overlooked issue is to make sure that ArcGIS is installed on the computer. To do this, enter the name ArcGIS into the system search engine. If we do not have this program, it is worth installing it, as it will help you automatically associate the file SDLIC with ArcGIS. Later in this article you will find a list of programs that can open SDLIC files.

Programs to open SDLIC file

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

Step 2. Create association of ArcGIS with SDLIC files

If the application is or has been freshly installed, but the SDLIC file still does not use the ArcGIS program, it means no association. It is most convenient to call the context menu with the right mouse button and select Properties. The window will show, among other things, the type of the file and the information by which the program is used to launch the file. Changes can be made using the "Change" button. The program should be visible in the window, otherwise it should be selected manually using the "Browse" button and the program installation directory should be indicated. However, it is important to check the "Always use the selected program ..." box, this will allow you to permanently associate the SDLIC file with the ArcGIS application.

Step 3. Update ArcGIS to the latest version

If, despite the association of the ArcGIS program with the ArcGIS Data Format file, the file still does not open, check the program version and possibly update it to the newest version. This can be done using the application (if it provides such options) or from the Esri website and install the latest version.

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

If the above steps do not help, you can assume that the file itself is not correct. This could be due to the file itself, the cleanest issues are:

The affected file may be 0 KB or smaller than expected. Usually this applies to SDLIC 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 virus scan using an up-to-date antivirus program should fix the problem. Alternatively, you can use the scanners available online. For the best results, we will scan the entire operating system, not just our SDLIC file. As a result of the scan, sometimes it is not possible to recover SDLIC 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 SDLIC 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.
The file may be corrupted in a number of ways. Depending on the type of file, it is necessary to repair it accordingly. Sometimes the program itself has options to repair the most popular SDLIC file corruption. The easiest way to restore the file is from a backup or by contacting , but this one can be expensive. Not all damage can be reversed.
The program indicates that the file is encrypted or corrupted. The encrypted SDLIC files cannot be played on other computers than the one on which they were encrypted, they must be decrypted before using on another device.
Some of the system directories are excluded from modification. While there is usually no problem reading such a file, it may not be possible to save it. It is best to move SDLIC to a different directory.
This can happen on a file that does not support multiple access. You may find that another program you are using is preventing you from working with the file. Closing other programs should help. Sometimes it is necessary to wait a while before referencing the SDLIC file again. Some anti-virus or backup software may occupy the SDLIC file for a certain period of time. If nothing helps, please reset the device.