Did you find or received MSI file and your computer failed to open it? Below we will explain what is MSI file extension and how you can open it.

What is a MSI file ext?

The .MSI file extension is associated with Microsoft Windows Installer package files. The installer file informs the software installer about what files are to be installed and to where.

How to open a MSI file?

In most cases your computer should know what software program should be used to open different file types and extensions like MSI. When you double click on the MSI file format, it should open with appropriate software program. If you downloaded or received MSI files for the first time and your system failed to open it then try free file viewers available on the internet after doing enough research not to fall prey to malware.

How to fix errors with MSI files

Scan the file
Before trying to open MSI files on your Windows make sure that it is safe to do so by running through antivirus scanner.
Update
Unable to open MSI files with the associated software program or see an error than try updating the associated software
Do not
If none of the applications in your Windows were able to open MSI file do not change file extension because by changing file extension you are corrupting the file. In case you already changed the extension you can revert it back to MSI by renaming the file. Incorrect associations are the cause of many MSI file errors.

Finally, if Windows is unable to open file extension MSI you may have registry related errors or may not have the appropriate program installed. We strongly recommend that you run a registry scan.

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