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Details of the .mshxml file extension

The table below provides useful information about the .mshxml file extension. It answers questions such as:

  • What is the .mshxml file?
  • What program do I need to open a .mshxml file?
  • How can the .mshxml file be opened, edited or printed?
  • Where can I find the specifications for .mshxml?
  • Which MIME-type is associated with the .mshxml extension?
  • How can I convert .mshxml files to another format?
  • What are other, similar filename extensions to .mshxml?

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1 extension(s) and 0 alias(es) found in database

.mshxml file extension details

Microsoft Shell Types File

Microsoft Shell Types File .mshxml file icon
MSHXML file is a Microsoft Shell Types File. Powershell (previously Monad and briefly the Microsoft Shell) is a command-line interface for Windows.
MSHXML format description not yet available
Category: Development files
Application: Windows PowerShell
Mime-type: application/octet-stream
Magic number: -
Magic string: -
Sample: -
MSHXML aliases:
MSHXML related links:
MSHXML related extensions:
MS-DOS Batch File

Command File

Windows PowerShell Script

Windows PowerShell Session Configuration

Windows PowerShell Types File

Microsoft Shell Script

Windows PowerShell Console Script

Microsoft Shell Console Script

Windows PowerShell Data

Windows PowerShell Script Module

Other types of files may also use the .mshxml file extension.

open .mshxml file

Can't open a .mshxml file?

When you double-click a file to open it, Windows examines the filename extension. If Windows recognizes the filename extension, it opens the file in the program that is associated with that filename extension. When Windows does not recognize a filename extension, you receive the following message:

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Windows cannot open this file:


To open this file, Windows needs to know what program you want to use to open it...

If you don't know how to set the .mshxml file association, check the FAQ.

.mshxml file extension

Can I change the extension of files?

Changing the filename extension of a file is not a good idea. When you change a file's extension, you change the way programs on your computer read the file. The problem is, changing the file extension does not change the file format.

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