File Extension LOCAL

.LOCAL File

File extension: LOCAL
File type: DLL Redirection


Notes about the LOCAL file extension:



To open this file type, a required software must be installed. Without it you only see a Windows message "The following file cannot be opened" (Windows 7) or "How do you want to open this file?" (Windows 10) if you double-click the file. There click on "More apps" and choose a suitable software to view such files on your PC or from email attachments.

The LOCAL file type is primarily associated with 'DLL Redirection' by Microsoft Corporation.

'DLL Hell' is a term, know too well for comfort between Microsoft Windows developers. 'DLL Hell' causes grief and despair when two (2) separate and essentially incompatible versions of a DLL file with the same name are installed with one over-writing the other. This can cause the first program whose DLL got over-written to stop functioning.

Enter .local that redirects windows where to search for a specific dll. If a file application.exe.local exists, Windows will first look in that application's directory for the DLL file. If .local is a directory / folder, Windows will search in that directory instead of the application directory. 


Detailed information for file extension LOCAL:


Primary association: DLL Redirection
Company: Microsoft Corporation

Other applications associated with file type LOCAL:

  • Unknown Apple II File ((found on Golden Orchard Apple II CD Rom))
  • Xset Setup Program Bin File



To change file associations press Windows Key + X and then Apps and Features > Default apps > Choose default apps by file type. Invalid file associations could be the result of underlying issues within your Windows PC.

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