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

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Have you downloaded a file with .mshi extension, but you are not sure what it is? Perhaps you know what the file is, but you simply don’t know how to open it. Thanks to this easy guide you will be able to find out what .mshi file extension is, how to open it and how to work with it.

What is a .MSHI file?

The .MSHI file extension stands for Microsoft Help Index File. The development of this file was done by Microsoft. This file belongs to the binary format and it is a development related file.

What to know

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

How to open a .MSHI file?

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

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

Below you can see a visual guide on how to open the .mshi file on Windows in 4 easy steps.

1. In the first step you need to download the The Helpware Group FAR software. This software will be used for opening the file.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .MSHI 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. After choosing the “Open with” option, you will have an option to choose the The Helpware Group FAR software you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Windows.

Still cannot open the .MSHI file?

If you cannot open the .MSHI file, it is entirely possible that you are trying to open the wrong file. The .MSHI file extension is similar to other file extensions such as: .msi – Microsoft, .msif – Avanquest, .msim – mSeven Software, .msix – Microsoft, .msixbundle – Microsoft. 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 .MSHI file with the The Helpware Group FAR program on Windows.