Files with the file extension MUI are associated with Microsoft Windows MultiLanguage version which allows Windows to be displayed using different languages. MUI stands for MultiLanguage User Interface and this type of extension resides in the multilingual directory files for the Windows operating system.
MUI files contain data related to resources which allow you to change languages in the Windows interface. The data correlates with multilingual Windows technology which also allows additional language packs to be installed in the Windows operating system.
MUI file extensions are typically located in the MUI directory under SystemRoot’Mui’Fallback’LangID’.mui with some files connected with text editing programs such as Notepad or WordPad. The files are commonly associated with the 2000 and XP versions of Windows, and activating the files can be tricky due to the fact the files are not installed by default. Instead, MUI files are considered to be add-ons and are offered through volume licensing agreements.
However, if MUI file extensions are associated with Windows 7, then the files will be installed by default in the SystemRoot directory of this version of Windows. MUI files in Windows 7 also allow for the installation of additional language packs by using the MUI.exe file type.
How to Open MUI Files
MUI files in the Windows operating system can be opened and viewed using a text editing program such as Notepad or WordPad. Simply right click on the MUI file and then choose Open With from the drop-down menu. Click on the text editing program on the submenu or click on Browse to locate the program if it is not on the submenu list. Open the text editing program to view the contents of the file.
MUI files can also be opened using the Windows Multilingual User Interface, which supports access to a variety of applications using different languages. The interface is also designed to support developers who are aiming to build applications for Microsoft Windows which can be read in multiple languages. The MUI interface is available as a download from the Microsoft Go Global Developer Center and allows operating system users and developers to open and view the contents of the MUI file extension.
MUI files extensions can also be associated with Myriad, which is software designed to create musical notation for different instruments. Myriad creates a variety of musical notation software, including Harmony Assistant, which allows you to create sheet music and arrange musical selections for a wide variety of instrumentation. This type of MUI file can be opened using Myriad Harmony Assistant for Windows, Mac OS, and Linux.