.MSSTYLES File Extension

File Type:
Windows XP Style

Having trouble opening .msstyles extension? Don't panic! This page explains what msstyles files are as well as suggests programs you may use to open msstyles files. You can download these programs through this page.

What is a MSSTYLES file?

Msstyles file extension has Windows XP Style file type, developed by Microsoft, which is associated with the "system files" category.

Used on Windows XP, the theme file typically stores images and colors, which may be applied by different elements within the Windows GUI, such as buttons and windows.

To work properly, MSSTYLES files must come with Microsoft’s digital signature. Users may create their custom themes as well, and implement them through StyleXP.

To learn how you can open the given file, read the information below.

msstyles file icon
File Type:
Windows XP Style
System Files

How to open MSSTYLES file?

Double click the msstyles file to open it. The file will open automatically if file associations have been correctly installed and there is a proper program on your computer; if not, file associations may be corrupted and your OS either cannot find the proper program, or you might not have one for opening the file. First, we recommend downloading our utility to fix file association errors; then, you can download any program for opening the .msstyles extension from the ones suggested below. If you are certain there is nothing wrong with the file associations, you may proceed to method 2 right away; besides, if you can't make up your mind when choosing the right program, use Universal File Viewer from the last method.

Method 1: Fix file association errors

Follow these steps in order to automatically fix the msstyles extension associations' problem in no time:

  • Step 1: Click on "Download Solution" to download automatic tool provided by WikiExt.
  • Step 2: Click "Start Scan" to identify all potential issues.
  • Step 3: Review scan results and click "Fix Items".

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This Tool is Compatible With: Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8/8.1, 10

Method 2: Download the appropriate software

The given list provides programs which may be used for opening or converting the msstyles file. Choose the proper program for your OS, and click it to start the download or proceed to the developer's website.

Programs that open MSSTYLES files

  • Windows Windows
    • Referenced by the Windows operating system Referenced by the Windows operating system
    • TGT Soft StyleXP (for custom MSSTYLES) TGT Soft StyleXP (for custom MSSTYLES)
  • MacOS MacOS
    • Parallels Desktop for Mac with Windows installed Parallels Desktop for Mac with Windows installed

Method 3: Use universal file viewer

In addition to the list of programs above, we recommend using Universal File Viewer. This tool can open over 250 file extensions and, most likely, it will be able to open the msstyles file as well. Download Universal File Viewer for your OS.

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