What are MSI files and how to open them
Are you having problems opening a MSI file or just wondering what they contain? We explain what these files are used for and show you software that we know can open or otherwise handle your files.
What is a MSI file?
A .MSI file is a Microsoft Windows Installer file.
These files are installer files for the Microsoft Windows operating system. When a user installs an application onto their computer, the software uses a Windows Installer package to install the software onto their hard drive.
The MSI file tells the computer which files to install and where to install the files on the user's system. The MSI file format is structured like a miniature database that is laid out in a structured storage file.
In addition to performing Microsoft software installs, MSI files can also perform Windows updates and third-party software installations.
How to open MSI files
We have identified one MSI opener that is compatible with this specific type of MSI file.
Programs that open Microsoft Windows Installer files
Last updated: February 24, 2023
Various apps that use files with this extension
These apps are known to open certain types of MSI files. Remember, different programs may use MSI 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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