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What are MSI files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening a MSI 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 MSI 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: July 31, 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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