What is a .MSP File And How To Open It – Microsoft (Easy Steps)

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Have you came across a file with the .msp extension, but it is a file you have never seen before? It is possible that you know what the file does, but you are unsure on how to open it. That’s why we have made this article! You will learn how to open the .msp file extension on various systems, what it is and how to work with it.

What is a .MSP file?

The .MSP file extension comes from Microsoft Paint Bitmap Image. The creator of this file extension is Microsoft. This raster related file is in binary format.

What to know

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

How to open a .MSP file?

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

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

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

1. In the first step you need to download the Corel PaintShop Pro software. You will be using this software in order to open the file. The other software that you can use is Microsoft Paint and Corel PaintShop Pro.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .MSP 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 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 Corel PaintShop Pro software you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Windows.

Still cannot open the .MSP file?

If you cannot open the .MSP file, it is entirely possible that you are trying to open the wrong file. There are many similar file extensions that look like the .MSP file.msp – Microsoft, .msp – MAXSIS, .msp – Apple. 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 .MSP file with the Corel PaintShop Pro, Microsoft Paint programs on Windows.