BOOT File Type

- The quick facts

What are BOOT files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening a BOOT file or just wondering what they contain? We explain what these files are used for and show you software that we know can open or otherwise handle your 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.

How to open BOOT files

Important: Different programs may use files with the BOOT file extension for different purposes, so unless you are sure which format your BOOT file is, you may need to try a few different programs.

We have not yet verified any programs for Windows that work with this specific file format. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below. Thanks!

Last updated: December 4, 2010

Suggest another file format using extension BOOT

While we know of one file format using the .BOOT file extension, there may be more. It is widespread that different programs use files with the same file extension for very different types of data. Please let us know if you are aware of a different kind of .BOOT file.