SIF File - opening and understanding

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

What is a SIF file?

Files that contain the .sif file extension are most commonly associated with Windows Setup Information Files. These files contain the system setup information for the Windows NT and Windows XP operating systems.

The SIF data files that are associated with these two operating systems include information about the parameters that are referenced during the software's installation process, such as target paths, user information, display resolution, network settings and other information that is used by the operating system.

If a user's system cannot locate the necessary SIF file, installation of the user's operating system will not be able to be completed.

How to open SIF 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 SIF for different purposes.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 10 different SIF openers which you will find listed below.

Suggest another file format using extension SIF

While we know of one file format using the .SIF 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 .SIF file.

Various viewers for this file format

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

Synfig StudioSynfig StudioUser submitted
AkelPadAkelPadUser submitted
Sage ForecastingSage ForecastingUser submitted
SPSSPSUser submitted
Adobe AcrobatAdobe AcrobatUser submitted
20-20 Worksheet20-20 WorksheetUser submitted
Microsoft OfficeMicrosoft OfficeUser submitted
BioLayout Express 3DBioLayout Express 3DUser submitted
Igor ProIgor ProUser submitted
ProjectSpec4ProjectSpec4User submitted
We have not verified any software that we know for certain will work with SIF-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 SIF-files. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!