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File Extension 2007

The file extension 2007 is associated with the VC90_CRT_x86 and VC90_MFC_x86-x64 software applications produced by Microsoft Corporation. The VC90_CRT_x86 and VC90_MFC_x86 software packages install various runtime components for development applications such as Microsoft Visual Studio, C++ programming platforms, C Runtime, MFC (Microsoft Foundation Class Library), MSDIA, and OpenMP (Multiprocessing Programming).

VC90_CRT_x86 and VC90_MFC_x86_x64 packages are installed in the original assembly cache in the event the MFC supports a deployment model which uses a side-by-side assembly configuration. The original assembly cache is commonly known as the WinSxS folder which is installed in different versions of the Windows operating system. The VC90_CRT_x86 and VC90_MFC_x86_x64 packages mostly run on Windows 7 but can also be found on Windows XP, Windows Vista, and Windows 8.

The file extension 2007 is categorized as a system file type which contains Dynamic Link Library (DLL) redistribution files for Microsoft Visual Studio. Dynamic Link Library files are a critical operating system file that contains instructions and drivers which are used with a Windows application. DLL files may also share different functions with other programs and applications which are part of the Windows operating system. DLL files can be preinstalled in Windows where other DLL files are part of applications that are installed in Windows after market.

DLL files when used with Microsoft Visual Studio may have the same filename, but the contents of the files will be different. This is because there is a library for the x86 platform and another library for the x64 platform. The redistribution DLL files are used in the event of file corruption or other type of loss of DLL files in Microsoft Visual Studio.

How to Open 2007 Files

Since the file extension 2007 is a system file type and is a vital part of running development applications, the file is not meant to be opened manually by the average user. The most common way to open this type of file is by using Microsoft Visual Studio with the VC90_CRT_x86 or VC90_MFC_x86_x64 packages which install runtime components. Microsoft Visual Studio is available on the Microsoft website and designed for use with the Windows operating system.

2007 redistribution files are commonly stored in a plain text format and are located in the Redist folder for Microsoft Visual Studio. The Redist folder is located in the following file path: C:\Program Files\Microsoft Visual Studio [version name here]\VC\redist. Once you have located the folder, you can open the file by double clicking on the Redist folder and then locating the file you want to open. Right click on the file and then choose Open With from the drop-down menu and look for the text editing program you wish to use such as Notepad or WordPad. If the application is not visible in the list, click on Browse to find the program you want to use and then select the “Always use this program to open the file” option to open the file.

It is important to mention if you are manually opening files which are critical to the proper functioning of an application, be careful not to accidentally modify the file as this can cause problems with the application. In the case of redistribution files, you will have difficulty replacing DLL files in the event one has become corrupt or lost.