MIF File - opening and understanding

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

What is a MIF file?

The .mif file extension is most commonly associated with Adobe FrameMaker interchange format files. FrameMaker is a software application that is used to create and edit large, structured documents for authoring and publishing purposes. The MIF files are created by the FrameMaker application and contain the text, graphics and layout information for a FrameMaker file. These files are used to export the FrameMaker documents in a format that can be edited by third-party software applications.

The .mif file extension is also used for Image Magick image file format files, MIDI instrument files, EarthLink e-mail message index files and Systems Management Server (SMS) Management Information Format files.

How to open MIF 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 MIF for different purposes.

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

Suggest another file format using extension MIF

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

Various viewers for this file format

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

IBM WebSphere Studio Homepage BuilderIBM WebSphere Studio Homepage BuilderUser submitted
Photomania DeluxePhotomania DeluxeUser submitted
FrameMakerFrameMakerUser submitted
IBM WebSphere Homepage BuilderIBM WebSphere Homepage BuilderUser submitted
SimCity Urban Renewal KitSimCity Urban Renewal KitUser submitted
DaViewDaViewUser submitted
Open WatcomOpen WatcomUser submitted
TatukGIS ViewerTatukGIS ViewerUser submitted
XnViewXnViewUser submitted
SCURKSCURKUser submitted
We have not verified any software that we know for certain will work with MIF-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 MIF-files. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!