IST File Type

- The quick facts

What are IST files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening an IST 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 an IST file?

Files that contain the .ist file extension are project template files that have been created by the InstallShield software. The InstallShield application is commonly used to create .msi Windows Installers and installation packages for software developers.

The .ist files that are created by the InstallShield software contain a template that stores default settings, design elements, directory structures, custom scripts, code, images and text. This allows the developer who is creating the installation package to create packages for multiple applications without having to start the development of each installation application from scratch each and every time, saving the developer time and allowing him to create more installation packages in a given time period.

How to open IST files

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

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 10 different IST openers which you will find listed below.

Last updated: May 28, 2021

Suggest another file format using extension IST

While we know of one file format using the .IST 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 .IST file.

Various apps that use files with this extension

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

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