How to open SCL file extension?

The author of advice: Mr Brankiewicz

SCL files are incessantly popular. However, a file name containing SCL file extension is problematic for some of the users. They have problems with correct opening of a file with SCL extension. However, it should be remembered that SCL file extension can match one or more types of files. The most popular is Scala Scale but if there are others, you will find information concerning them below.

So, it is worth looking close at the problem concerning SCL files and search for its solution.

A list of programs supporting files types with SCL extension can be found below. Applications are sorted according to appropriate operational systems and their popularity.

  • Scala Scale

    .scl file extension

    Category: Various Files

    OS Software
    Windows Scala Scala
  • Pro/ENGINEER Data

    .scl file extension

    Category: Various Files

    OS Software
    Windows Pro/Engineer Pro/Engineer
  • Sinclair

    .scl file extension

    Category: Various Files

    OS Software
    Windows Total Commander Total Commander
  • Sibelius Chord Library

    .scl file extension

    Category: Various Files

    OS Software
    Windows Sibelius Sibelius
  • SuperCopier Copy List

    .scl file extension

    Category: Various Files

    OS Software
    Windows SuperCopier SuperCopier
  • Movie.BYU Scalar Result

    .scl file extension

    Category: Various Files

    OS Software
    Windows EnSight EnSight
  • ZX Spectrum Emulator Disk Image

    .scl file extension

    Category: Games Files

    OS Software
    Linux XZX-Pro XZX-Pro

How to check if a file we want to open is not infected by malware or viruses?

  • Download Malware/viruses removal tool from SCL files in the Windows system.
  • Click “Start scanning” and wait until the programme performs the scanning process on your computer.

What are the reasons of errors concerning SCL extension of files?

The problem that often causes damage concerning SCL extension are Windows system registry errors. That is why, in the first place it is recommended to:

  • Scan computer in order to identify, repair and open the SCL file
  • Check system registry from the angle of hidden errors
  • Repair file’s associations with programs in the system registry

If you are not sure if the above problems concern you, you should consider other frequent irregularities:

  • You do not have an appropriate application installed that supports SCL file extension
  • SCL file is corrupted
  • The application’s version necessary to open the file is not correct
  • The file is not assigned to an appropriate program

Solving problems with SCL files


If SCL file does not open, firstly, it is worth using files associations built in the Windows system with application that can support them. In order to do it, you should double-click a SCL file icon. A list of programs that probably support such a file will appear. It is enough to choose one of them so that Windows would open a given extension with it. Incorrect file’s association will result in Windows trying to open SCL file with a wrong program all the time even if there is an appropriate application supporting this format on a drive. In this case, it is necessary to perform the above mentioned registry scanning and associations’ repair.

If associations are correct and Windows still cannot open the file, most probably the computer does not have appropriate software supporting files with name containing SCL in their extension. The solution to this problem is very simple. You should buy or download a free (if they exist) application that will allow you to open, browse and edit SCL format. It is no risk because many paid programs have free test versions enabling to check their functionality.

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