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Details of extension .mshi

Below, you can find answers to the following questions:

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

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

Microsoft Help Index.File .mshi file icon

Microsoft Help Index.File

MSHI file is a Microsoft Help Index File. The Microsoft Help is a Microsoft proprietary help file format.
Category: Development files
Program name: -
Mime-type: application/octet-stream
Magic bytes (HEX): -
Magic string (ASCII): -
Related extensions:
Microsoft Help Container.
Microsoft Help Asset.File

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

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

We found the following similar extensions in our database:

Microsoft Windows Installer Package
Star Wars Battlefront 3D Model
DAT Mesh
Microsoft Shell Script
Simple Help Editor Settings

The .mshi filename extension is often given incorrectly!

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

msh (15), msi (6), shi (1)

Can't open a .mshi file?

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

Windows can't open this file:

File: example.mshi

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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