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MSF file format description

Many people share .msf files without attaching instructions on how to use it. Yet it isn’t evident for everyone which program a .msf file can be edited, converted or printed with. On this page, we try to provide assistance for handling .msf files.

4 filename extension(s) found in our database.

.msf - Miranda IM Skin

The MSF data files are related to Miranda IM. MSF file is a Miranda IM Skin. Miranda IM is an open source, multi-protocol instant messaging client.

Miranda IM
Data files
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Miranda IM Skin related extensions:
Miranda IM Emotions
Adobe Photoshop Command Button
EdGCM Data
Summary Record Database
Stonevoice Translator Tag Data
Stonevoice Translator Custom Dictionary

.msf - Mozilla Mail Folder Summary Data

The MSF data files are related to Mozilla Thunderbird. MSF file is a Mozilla Mail Folder Summary Data. Thunderbird's mail files are in the standard plain text "mbox" format, which almost all mail programs can use or import. Each mail folder (Inbox, Sent, etc.) is stored as two files - one with no extension (e.g. INBOX), which is the mail file itself (in "mbox" format), and one with an .msf extension (e.g. INBOX.msf), which is the index (Mail Summary File) to the mail file.

Mozilla Thunderbird
Data files
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Mozilla Mail Folder Summary Data related extensions:
TIBCO Spotfire Graph Definition
Game Maker Sprite
Game Maker Background Image
Game Maker Resource
Game Maker 3D Model
Game Maker 3D Data

.msf - Altera Mask Settings File

The MSF data files are related to Altera Quartus II. MSF file is an Altera Mask Settings File. Altera Corporation is a Silicon Valley manufacturer of PLDs, reconfigurable complex digital circuits. A Mask Settings File (.msf) file is a mask file for a partial reconfiguration region. The .msf file includes important information about which parts of the FPGA core logic and routing must be reconfigured during partial reconfiguration.

Altera Quartus II
Data files
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Altera Mask Settings File related extensions:
FOCUS Database
Accellent 5View Packet Capture
Autoplay Media Studio Exported Page
CLwin Tekton Database
Indigo Renderer Scene
Indigo Renderer Packaged Scene

.msf - GCG Multiple Sequence Data

The MSF data files are related to GCG Suite. MSF file is a GCG Multiple Sequence Data. GCG is a comprehensive genetic sequence analysis software package. The GCG Suite seems to be no longer supported.

GCG Suite
Data files
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GCG Multiple Sequence Data related extensions:
3ds Max Character Studio Biped Motion Data
KMESS Source Data
Multilizer PDF Translator Description Data
TMPGEnc Conversion Template
S Memo Data Cache
pgAdmin Database Backup

Naturally, other applications may also use the .msf file extension. Even harmful programs can create .msf files. Be especially cautious with .msf files coming from an unknown source!

Can't open a .msf 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:

Windows can't open this file:


To open this file, Windows needs to know what program you want to use to open it. Windows can go online to look it up automatically, or you can manually select one from a list of programs that are installed on your computer.

To avoid this error, you need to set the file association correctly.

The .msf file extension is often given incorrectly!

According to the searches on our site, these misspellings were the most common in the past year:

hsf, jsf, ksf, lsf, mcf, mef, mf, mfs, mqf, ms, msb, msc, msd, mse, msg

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

Similar file extensions in our database:

Microsoft Windows Installer Transform
MetFS Encrypted File System
SkinMagic Toolkit Data
Macromedia Fireworks Batch Script
Metafont Font
Scream MiniSEED Data

Operating systems currently supports the following operating systems:

Windows XP/Vista, Windows 7/8, Windows 10, CentOS, Debian GNU/Linux, Ubuntu Linux, FreeBSD, Mac OS X, iOS, Android

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