SEARCH-MS File - opening and understanding

Did your computer fail to open a SEARCH-MS file? We explain what they are used for and recommend software that we know can open or otherwise handle your .SEARCH-MS files.

What is a SEARCH-MS file?

A .SEARCH-MS file is a Microsoft Vista Saved Search file. The .search-ms file extension is most commonly associated with the Microsoft Windows Vista operating system. These files contain Microsoft Windows index search data files. Files with the .search-ms extension are a part of an index maintained by the operating system that allows a user to search for files on PCs and computer networks. The .search-ms files are text files saved in XML format.

How to open SEARCH-MS files

You will need a program compatible with the specific file you are trying to open, as different programs may use files with file extension SEARCH-MS for different purposes.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 1 different SEARCH-MS openers which you will find listed below.

Suggest another file format using extension SEARCH-MS

While we know of one file format using the .SEARCH-MS file extension, there may be more. It is widespread that different programs use files with the same file extension for very different types of data. Please let us know if you are aware of a different kind of .SEARCH-MS file.

Various viewers for this file format

These apps are known to open certain types of SEARCH-MS files. Remember, different programs may use SEARCH-MS files for different purposes, so you may need to try out a few of them to be able to open your specific file.

Ashampoo Media PlayerAshampoo Media PlayerUser submitted
We have not verified any software that we know for certain will work with SEARCH-MS-files on Mac. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!
We have not verified any web services that we know for certain will work with SEARCH-MS-files. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!