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Details of extension .msc

Below, you can find answers to the following questions:

  • What is the .msc file?
  • Which program can create the .msc file?
  • Where can you find a description of the .msc format?
  • What can convert .msc files to a different format?
  • Which MIME-type is associated with the .msc extension?

1 extension(s) and 0 alias(es) in our database

Microsoft Management Console Snap-in .msc file icon

Microsoft Management Console Snap-in

MSC file is a Microsoft Management Console Snap-in. The Microsoft Management Console (MMC) unifies and simplifies day-to-day system management tasks. It hosts tools and displays them as consoles. These tools, consisting of one or more applications, are built to contain modules called snap-ins. The snap-ins can include additional extension snap-ins.
Category: Application files
Application: Microsoft Windows
Program name: mmc.exe
Mime-type: application/octet-stream
Magic bytes (HEX): -
Magic string (ASCII): -
Related extensions:

Other types of files may also use the .msc file extension. If you have helpful information about .msc extension, write to us!

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

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The .msc filename extension is often given incorrectly!

According to the searches on our site, these misspellings were the most common in the past year:

msf (30), smc (20), mcs (15), mc (14), sc (8), msv (8), ms (7), hsc (6), mxc (6), mss (6), nsc (6), jsc (5), msd (4), mec (3), ksc (3)

Can't open a .msc file?

If you want to open a .msc file on your computer, you just need to have the appropriate program installed. If the .msc association isn't set correctly, you may receive the following error message:

Windows can't open this file:

File: example.msc

To open this file, Windows needs to know what program you want to use to open it. Windows can go online to look it up automatically, or you can manually select from a list of programs that are installed on your computer.

To change file associations:

  • Right-click a file with the extension whose association you want to change, and then click Open With.
  • In the Open With dialog box, click the program whith which you want the file to open, or click Browse to locate the program that you want.
  • Select the Always use the selected program to open this kind of file check box.

Supported operating systems

Windows Server 2003/2008/2012, Windows 7, Windows 8, Linux, FreeBSD, NetBSD, OpenBSD, Mac OS X, iOS, Android

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