File Extension Library

.VSSM File Extension

  • Developer by: Microsoft
  • Category: Data Files
  • Format: Zip

What are .VSSM files and how to open them?

Can't open .VSSM file? Are you wondering what it contains? On our site we will explain to you what this file is, what it is used for and what software opens the .VSSM file.

What is a .VSSM file extension?

.VSSM file extension is created by Microsoft. .VSSM has been classified as Data Files. The format of .VSSM file is Zip.

.VSSM is Visio Macro-Enabled Stencil File

File used by Visio, a program used for making business diagrams; stores a collection of shapes that can be used for constructing diagrams; serves the same purpose as a .VSSX file, except it enables macros as part of the package.

Since stencils contain custom shapes, sometimes it also makes sense to include macros that help to format and place the shapes within a diagram. Therefore, organizations may provide VSSM files instead of VSSX files when distributing their business stencils.

List of all softwares that can open the Visio Macro-Enabled Stencil File
Microsoft Visio 2016

How to fix problems with .VSSM files

  1. You need to update the application that you normally use to open .VSSM files. Only the latest version of the software supports the current .VSSM file format
  2. You need to check the .VSSM file for viruses. To do this, you need to scan it with a popular antivirus (Norton, Nod32, Kaspersky, Dr.Web, etc.)