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File Extension MSI

The file extension MSI is associated with multiple programs and applications and various file types. The most common association is Microsoft Windows Installer, but the file extension can also be created as a Cerius2 file or by TruNEST. MSI files contain data and information related to the program that created the file.

If the MSI file is related to Microsoft Windows Installer, it is an executable file type which contains an installation package for various applications that are installed on the Windows operating system. The installation package includes data which instructs the Windows Installer on installing and uninstalling Windows applications. The package can also contain source and cabinet files which are required for application installation. Microsoft Windows Installer is an engine which is designed to install, remove, and maintain software applications for the Windows operating system.

MSI files which are associated with Cerius2 are a data file type created with the Cerius2 software application. This type of MSI file contains data which is used to study and analyze various drug technologies for the medical field. Cerius2 is analysis software developed by Accelrys Software for the purpose of discovering new drugs for medical treatment and analyzing the effects of existing drugs on various illnesses.

MSI files that are created with TruNEST are a data file type which contains nested shapes, plotting data, algorithms, batch nesting, and other data which is used to create components for the aerospace, manufacturing, construction, and automotive industries. TruNEST is a software application created by Magestic Users Group which provides tools for designing components and tracking parts, materials, and machine tool costs.

How to Open MSI Files

If the MSI file is associated with Windows Installer, you can open it using Windows Installer, Windows Installer XML, and Microsoft Windows. Windows Installer is typically included in the Windows operating system and is also available on the Microsoft website. Windows Installer is designed to be used with the Windows operating system.

Windows Installer XML is a set of tools that builds Windows installation packages using source codes. Installer XML is a developer application which creates MSI installer packages for a variety of Windows applications. Windows Installer XML is available as a free download on the SourceForge website and is compatible with the Windows operating system.

MSI files that belong to Cerius2 can be opened using the Cerius2 software application which is available in a paid version on the Accelrys website. Cerius2 is designed for use in professional laboratories and is compatible with the Windows operating system. Cerius2 integrates with the Discovery Studio environment which provides models and simulations for science research.

If the file extension MSI is created with TruNEST, the file can be opened using the TruNEST software application. TruNEST is available in a paid version on the Magestic Systems website and provides more than 60 nesting algorithms in addition to offering CAD interfaces for material design. TruNEST is designed for companies which produce high volumes of parts using various technologies and is designed for use with the Windows operating system.