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What are MIG files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening a MIG 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 MIG files.

What is a MIG file?

MIG files have multiple uses, and MSX Compressed Image Bitmap is one of them. Read more about the other uses further down the page.

MSX Compressed Image Bitmap

MSX Compressed Image Bitmap Files, identified by the “.MIG” file extension, are a specific image file format developed for the MSX computer system in the 1980s. These files were primarily used in various MSX applications, such as games and graphics software.

The.MIG format uses a compression algorithm to reduce the size of image files, allowing for efficient use of limited storage capacity and memory available in MSX systems. This results in faster loading times and smoother performance.

Although the MSX platform is now obsolete, MIG files still hold historical significance for collectors and enthusiasts of retro gaming and computer systems. Understanding the nature and function of these files is crucial for those interested in preserving the legacy of the MSX era.

How to open MIG files

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

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

Last updated: July 31, 2023

All known file formats using extension .MIG

While MSX Compressed Image Bitmap is a popular type of MIG-file, we know of 3 different uses of the .MIG file extension. Different software may use files with the same extension for different types of data.

Windows Easy Transfer Migration Data File

Windows Easy Transfer Migration Data files, identified by the ".MIG" file extension, serve as a vital tool for migrating user data between Windows computers. Employed by the Windows Easy Transfer utility, these files facilitate the transfer of files, settings, and user profiles.

The .MIG file format securely packages data for transmission, ensuring the preservation of essential information during the migration process. This lets users keep their computer experience the same even if they switch between Windows operating systems or hardware.

To create or access .MIG files, utilize the Windows Easy Transfer utility available on Windows Vista, Windows 7, and Windows 8 systems. Note that this utility is not included in Windows 10. Instead, Microsoft suggests using PCmover Express or other software to move files in a similar way.

The presence of a .MIG file on your computer may indicate a previous migration process. Because they contain sensitive information about users, it's important to keep these files in a safe place. If you encounter issues when attempting to open or extract information from a .MIG file, third-party tools like MigRecover can assist in resolving these complications.

Mighty Draw Drawing

We know that one MIG format is Mighty Draw Drawing. We have not yet analyzed in detail what these files contain and what they are used for. We're working on it.

Various apps that use files with this extension

These apps are known to open certain types of MIG files. Remember, different programs may use MIG 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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