ISU File - opening and understanding

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

What is an ISU file?

Files that contain the .isu file extension are used by the InstallShield software application. InstallShield is a software program that allows users to easily install software applications onto their hard drives. It also offers programmers a way to provide user-friendly installation for their software programs.

An ISU file contains a script that is run by the InstallSheild application when a user chooses to uninstall a software application from their hard drive. The script contained in the ISU file locates and removes all of the files that are associated with the application that the user wants to uninstall when the corresponding program's "Uninstall" command is run.

How to open ISU files

You will need a program compatible with the specific file you are trying to open, as different programs may use files with file extension ISU for different purposes.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 3 different ISU openers which you will find listed below.

Suggest another file format using extension ISU

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

Various viewers for this file format

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

ExplzhExplzhUser submitted
GPS Pathfinder OfficeGPS Pathfinder OfficeUser submitted
Bentley MicroStationBentley MicroStationUser submitted
We have not verified any software that we know for certain will work with ISU-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 ISU-files. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!