Opening MIX files

Did your computer fail to open a MIX file? We explain what MIX files are and recommend software that we know can open or convert your MIX files.

What is a MIX file?

MIX is an acronym for Microsoft Image Extension. Files that contain the .mix file extension normally store Microsoft PictureIt! and PhotoDraw images. PhotoDraw was similar in nature to the Fireworks application that is distributed by Adobe.

Microsoft PhotoDraw used to be a component of the Microsoft Office suite of software applications, although it was also sold as a stand-alone software product. Microsoft discontinued the distribution of PhotoDraw after PhotoDraw 2000 Version 2 was released.

MIX files contain vector and raster graphic images that have been created by these two software applications. The images that are stored in the MIX files are commonly used in Microsoft Office documents.

Try a universal file viewer

In addition to the products listed above, I would suggest that you try a universal file viewer like Free File Viewer. It can open over 200 different types of files - and very likely yours too! Download Free File Viewer.

By Prof. Jones (The File Expert)

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