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Informations about the MSHI filename extension and the file formats associated with it

We collected the information you should know about the .mshi filename on this page. If you were sent a(n) .mshi file in an e-mail, but you don’t know what to do with it, then you can find help here. We strive to suggest free, open-source applications that are available to everyone for the file formats.

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.mshi - Microsoft Help Index.File

The MSHI file is a Development file, which is connected to the Microsoft Help Index.File according to our registry. With the adequate settings, the Microsoft Help Index.File (.mshi) files can be opened or converted with the help of Microsoft Visual Studio.

Format description:
MSHI format
Microsoft Visual Studio
Magic string:
- / -
Related links:
Related extensions:
Visual Studio .NET ACT Project
Windows 8 App Package Symbols
Windows 8 App Upload Package
Visual Studio ACT Project
ASP.NET Browser Definition
Visual Studio Browser Information

Important! Programs other than the ones listed above may also use the .mshi file extension. Even harmful programs can create files with the .mshi extension to store data in them. Always be careful with .mshi files coming from unknown sources. Don’t open executable files that arrived in mails, even if you know the sender.

The .mshi file can’t be opened on your computer?

If the program necessary for opening the .mshi file is installed properly on your computer, then the quickest and simplest way to open the .mshi file is to double-click on the file’s name. If that doesn’t work, then the right software probably isn’t installed on your computer.

While opening the .mshi file, you may receive an error message from the associated application, this can be caused by the following:

Incorrectly given .mshi extension

The .mshi filename extension can be given incorrectly sometimes. The cause of the error could be a mistake or a simple typo. We found the following incorrectly given filename extensions that are the most frequent in the case of .mshi files.

msh, msi, shi

Maybe you’re not even looking for the .mshi file extension?

It’s possible the the file’s extension was given incorrectly. Below, we list some filename extensions that are similar to the .mshi extension. It’s possible that the one you’re looking for is among them.

Star Wars Battlefront 3D Model
DAT Mesh
Microsoft Shell Script
Microsoft Windows Installer Package
Simple Help Editor Settings

Associated applications

The Windows operating system stores information about the applications associated to the file extensions in the registry database. The associations can be queried or modified in the Command Prompt window with the "assoc" command.

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