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File Type 1Microsoft Management Console Snap-in Control File

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CategorySystem Files


This file is saved in an XML format. You can view the XML structure and contents of the file in a text editor.


File added to the Microsoft Management Console (MMC), a program used to configure and monitor Windows computer systems; contains a "snap-in," which is a module that provides additional administration capabilities; saved in an XML format that can be viewed and edited with basic a text editor.

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Snap-ins are commonly used by system administrators for device management, disk defragmentation, and system event monitoring. Custom snap-ins can be developed with the MMC Application Programming Interface (API), which is published by the Microsoft Developer Network (MSDN).

MMC is included with Windows operating systems beginning with Windows 2000. The shortcuts below can be accessed within Control Panel → Administrative Tools.

Common MSC Filenames:

admgmt.msc - Active Directory Manager

azman.msc - Authorization Manager

certmgr.msc - Certificate Manager

ciadv.msc - Indexing Service

comexp.msc - Component Services

compmgmt.msc - Computer Management

devmgmt.msc - Device Manager

dfrg.msc - Disk Defragmenter

dhcpmgmt.msc - DHCP Management

diskmgmt.msc - Disk Management

eventvwr.msc - Event Viewer

fsmgmt.msc - Shared Folders

gpedit.msc - Group Policy

ipaddrmgmt.msc - IP Address Manager

lusrmgr.msc - Local Users and Groups

ntmsmgr.msc - Removable Storage

ntmsoprq.msc - Removable Storage Operator Requests

perfmon.msc - Performance Monitor

rsop.msc - Resultant Set of Policy

secpol.msc - Local Security Policy

services.msc - Services

tsmmc.msc - Remote Desktop

uddi.msc - UDDI Services Management

wmimgmt.msc - Windows Management Infrastructure (WMI)

winsmgmt.msc - WINS Server Management

Programs that open MSC files
Microsoft Windows LogoWindows
Microsoft Management Console
Microsoft Notepad
Updated 1/22/2013

File Type 2MuseScore Composition File

DeveloperThe MuseScore Team
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CategoryData Files


This file is saved in a binary format, which requires a specific program to read its contents.


File created by MuseScore, a free program used for music composition and notation; contains the composition, which includes the key signature, instruments, time signature, and music notes; also contains score metadata, including title, subtitle, composer, and copyright information.

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MSC files are used by composers to store musical scores. They can be translated into twenty different languages in MuseScore.

NOTE: MSC files apply to MuseScore versions 0.9.4 and earlier. MuseScore version 0.9.5 and later use the .MSCX file extension.

Programs that open MSC files
Microsoft Windows LogoWindows
Mac OS X LogoMac
Linux LogoLinux
Updated 4/19/2010