What is a .MSHA File And How To Open It – Microsoft

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Have you came across a file with the .msha extension and you don’t know what it is? 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 .msha file in few simple steps on various systems.

What is a .MSHA file?

The file extension .MSHA comes from Microsoft Help Asset File. It was developed by Microsoft. This file belongs to the xml format and it is a development related file.

What to know

There are currently 2 software that can open the .msha file on 1 platform.

How to open a .MSHA file?

Below we have written a comprehensive guide on how to open the .MSHA file on various operating systems.

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

There are 4 simple steps to open the .msha file on Windows.

1. The first step is to download the The Helpware Group FAR software. You will be using this software in order to open the file. Other software that can be used in opening this file is: The Helpware Group FAR and Microsoft Notepad.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .MSHA file

2. The second step is locating the downloaded file. If you don’t remember where you have downloaded your file to, you should check your /download/ folder as it usually gets automatically saved there.

Step 3

Step 3: Choose “Open with”

3. In the third step, after locating your file, right click on it and click “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Choose the software and click ok

4. After choosing the “Open with” option, you will have an option to choose the The Helpware Group FAR software 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 .MSHA file?

If you are still unable to open the .MSHA file, it might be because you are trying to open the wrong one. There are many similar file extensions that look like the .MSHA file.mshc – Microsoft, .mshi – Microsoft, .msi – Microsoft, .msif – Avanquest, .msim – mSeven Software. You might be trying to open the wrong file, please recheck if you are trying to open the right file extension again.


In this article you have learned how to open the .MSHA file with the The Helpware Group FAR, Microsoft Notepad programs on Windows.