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.MSHI File Extension

File TypeMicrosoft Help Index File

DeveloperMicrosoft
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CategoryDeveloper Files
FormatBinary

Binary

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

What is an MSHI file?

Help documentation file created in the MS Help Viewer 1.x index format; saves a topical index that is used for browsing and searching the help documentation; used by software developers when authoring the help topics for their software titles.

More Information

MSHI files are used for indexing the content in .MSHC help container files. When an MSHI file exists, it is deployed with the corresponding MSHC file within a signed .CAB archive.

NOTE: MS Help Viewer 1.x replaces the MS Help 2.x (.HXS) and MS Help 1.x (.CHM) formats.

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Updated 4/23/2013

About MSHI Files

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