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


Have you downloaded a file with .msp extension, but you have never seen this extension before? It is possible that you know what the file does, but you are unsure on how to open it. Thanks to this easy guide you will be able to find out what .msp file extension is, how to open it and how to work with it.

What is a .MSP file?

The file extension .MSP is Windows Installer Patch. This file extension belongs to the developer Microsoft. The format of this system related files is binary.

What to know

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

How to open a .MSP file?

Below you can find an easy to understand, step-by-step guide to open the .MSP file on your operating system/device.

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

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

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

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .MSP file

2. The second step is locating 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 Microsoft Windows Installer 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 .MSP file?

If you are still unable to open the .MSP file, it might be because you are trying to open the wrong one. The .MSP file extension is similar to other file extensions such as: .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 Microsoft Windows Installer program on Windows.