How to open 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 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.

Software that will open, convert or fix MIX files

These apps are known to open certain types of MIX files. Since many different programs may use MIX files for different purposes, you may need to try a few of the apps to open your specific MIX file.

Microsoft Picture ItMicrosoft Picture ItUser submitted
MeshmixerMeshmixerUser submitted
AVS Audio EditorAVS Audio EditorUser submitted
iTunesiTunesUser submitted
Microsoft OfficeMicrosoft OfficeUser submitted
XnViewXnViewUser submitted
Picasa Photo ViewerPicasa Photo ViewerUser submitted
Microsoft Digital Image EditorMicrosoft Digital Image EditorUser submitted
Microsoft Windows NT Operating SystemMicrosoft Windows NT Operating SystemUser submitted
AVS Music MixAVS Music MixUser submitted
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