CHI File

What are CHI files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening a CHI 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 CHI file?

CHI files have multiple uses, and Chip Tracker Module is one of them. Read more about the others further down the page.

Chip Tracker Module

We have not yet analyzed in detail what these files contain and what they are used for. We're working on it.

How to open CHI files

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

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 4 different CHI openers which you will find listed below.

Last updated: March 8, 2021

All known file formats using extension .CHI

While Chip Tracker Module is a popular type of CHI-file, we know of 3 different uses of the .CHI file extension. Different software may use files with the same extension for different types of data.

ChiWriter document

These CHI files contain the GUI and the bitmap fonts with a fixed width used in ChiWriter, a text-editor used on MS-DOS, a Microsoft operating system. CHI files are mostly used for the speed and interactivity of editing rather than on the visual appearance. ChiWriter is used to add lines of text, half of the base line-height, above or below the current text.

More file formats using the CHI extension

Through our research of CHI files, we know that the following formats exist. However, we have not yet analyzed them in detail.

  • Windows HELP Index

Various apps that use files with this extension

These apps are known to open certain types of CHI files. Remember, different programs may use CHI files for different purposes, so you may need to try out a few of them to be able to open your specific file.

SeaClear IISeaClear IIUser submitted
ACD/CNMRACD/CNMRUser submitted
Super Manifestation UltimateSuper Manifestation UltimateUser submitted

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