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What are MDI files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening a MDI file or are you simply curious about its contents? We're here to explain the properties of these files and provide you with software that can open or handle your MDI files.

What is a MDI file?

MDI files have multiple uses, and Microsoft Document Imaging Format Image is one of them. Read more about the other uses further down the page.

Microsoft Document Imaging Format Image

MDI files are created with the Microsoft Office Document Imaging program, which Microsoft has discontinued in Office 2010. The files contain tag-based graphics that are commonly used when you print to the Microsoft Office Document Image Writer.

MDI files are like TIFF files, but the MDI file format is proprietary to the Microsoft application. Files with the .mdi extension can store text recognized by optical character recognition (allowing you to edit the text in the files with compatible software) and graphics and file layouts.

How to open MDI files

We have identified one MDI opener that is compatible with this specific type of MDI file.

Programs that open Microsoft Document Imaging Format Image files

Last updated: September 21, 2023

All known file formats using extension .MDI

While Microsoft Document Imaging Format Image is a popular type of MDI-file, we know of 2 different uses of the .MDI file extension. Different software may use files with the same extension for different types of data.

Miles Sound System MIDI Driver

We know that one MDI format is Miles Sound System MIDI Driver. We have not yet analyzed in detail what these files contain and what they are used for. We're working on it.

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

Various apps that use files with this extension

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

Microsoft OfficeMicrosoft OfficeUser submitted
Adobe AcrobatAdobe AcrobatUser submitted
DaViewDaViewUser submitted
MDI Viewer for Microsoft OfficeMDI Viewer for Microsoft OfficeUser submitted
Adobe PhotoshopAdobe PhotoshopUser submitted
progeCAD ProfessionalprogeCAD ProfessionalUser submitted
Hancom OfficeHancom OfficeUser submitted
Picasa Photo ViewerPicasa Photo ViewerDiscontinued
MDIConverterMDIConverterUser submitted
MDI JadeMDI JadeUser submitted

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