Opening BOOT files

Did your computer fail to open a BOOT file? We explain what BOOT files are and recommend software that we know can open or convert your BOOT files.

What is a BOOT file?

Files that contain the .boot file extension are most commonly associated with the InstallShield Windows installer application. InstallShield a software development application that is distributed by Acresso Software, Inc.

Installshield is a program that allows software developers to create Windows installers that allow users to install applications using a user-friendly installation interface.

The BOOT files that are used by the InstallShield applications contain the settings for an associated program's installation process. These files are stored in plain text format and are normally associated with corresponding setup.exe and setup.ini files. These files are normally created with the InstallShield Professional version of the InstallShield software.

Try a universal file viewer

In addition to the products listed above, I would suggest that you try a universal file viewer like Free File Viewer. It can open over 200 different types of files - and very likely yours too! Download Free File Viewer.

By Prof. Jones (The File Expert)

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