IST File

Did your computer fail to open an IST file? We explain what they are used for and recommend software that we know can open or otherwise handle your .IST 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.

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 IST file openers, viewers, etc.

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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We have not verified any software that we know for certain will work with IST-files on Mac. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!
We have not verified any web services that we know for certain will work with IST-files. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!