What is a .MIG File And How To Open It – Microsoft (Easy Guide)

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While downloading files, you might have downloaded a file with the .mig extension. It is possible that you know what the file does, but you are unsure on how to open it. Fear not, in this article we will show you how to easily open the .mig file in few simple steps on various systems.

What is a .MIG file?

The .MIG file extension is Windows Migration Backup File. The development of this file was done by Microsoft. This file belongs to the binary format and it is a backup file.

What to know

There is currently 1 software that can open the .mig file on 1 platform.

How to open a .MIG file?

In this part of the article we will show you how to open the .MIG file on various operating systems.

How to open a .MIG file on Windows (7, 8, 10)

To open the .mig file on Windows, please follow these 4 easy steps.

1. In the first step you need to download the Microsoft Windows Easy Transfer software. This software will be used for opening the file.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .MIG file

2. In the second step you need to locate the downloaded file. The file can be usually found in your /download/ folder if you don’t remember where you have downloaded it to.

Step 3

Step 3: Choose “Open with”

3. In the third step right click on your file and choose “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Choose the software and click ok

4. In the fourth step, after clicking “Open with”, you should see the Microsoft Windows Easy Transfer software that you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Windows.

Still cannot open the .MIG file?

If you cannot open the .MIG file, it is entirely possible that you are trying to open the wrong file. The .MIG file extension is similar to other file extensions such as: .migratedaplibrary – Apple, .migratedphotolibrary – Apple, .mii – Nintendo, .milk – Nullsoft, .mim – Internet Engineering Task Force. You might be trying to open one of them. Please recheck the file extension again.


In this article you have learned how to open the .MIG file with the Microsoft Windows Easy Transfer program on Windows.