File Extension Library

.IST File Extension

  • Developer by: Flexera Software
  • Category: Developer Files
  • Format: Binary

What is an .IST file?

.IST file extension is created by Flexera Software. .IST has been classified as Developer Files. The format of .IST file is Binary.

.IST is InstallShield Project Template File

Project template created by InstallShield, a program used to create Windows Installer (.MSI) and InstallScript-based installation packages; contains a reusable template, including default settings, code, and design elements; may include directory structures, custom scripts, default images, and text.

IST files provide pre-formatted templates on which to base installation projects. Development teams may create and distribute one or more templates to standardize installations among multiple projects.

NOTE: IST files are created using InstallShield's Premiere and Professional editions.

List of all softwares that can open the InstallShield Project Template File
Flexera InstallShield
File Type 2:

Inspiration Template

Developer by: Inspiration Software Category: Data Files Format: Binary

File created by Inspiration, an educational diagramming program; contains a template for a conceptual "mind map," which is a flowchart used for planning, researching, and completing projects.

Inspiration templates are used for creating multiple .ISF files from the same staring point.

List of all softwares that can open the Inspiration Template
Inspiration Software Inspiration

How to Open .IST file on different platforms

Open .IST File on Windows

  • Right-click a .IST
  • Left-click "Open With" > "Choose another app"
  • Select the program that opens .IST file and Select check box "Always use this app to open .IST files" Press "Ok"

Open .IST File on Mac

  • Right-click (or Ctrl + Left-click) the .IST file
  • Click "Open With" > "Other.."
  • Then choose another program from the app list and press "Open"
  • Select check box "Turn on" for "Always open in app"

Open .IST File on Linux

Right click on the .IST file, choose "Open with" and select a program from the list above

Open .IST File on iPhone

Select a file. If you don't see an application to open the .IST file, tap "Share" and choose the right app.
Method 2
Save the file. Then open the app «Files». Touch and hold the file, then release your finger. You will see a black menu bar. After that tap "Share" and select an application.

Open .IST File on Android

Tap the Settings icon on an Android smartphone, then select «Applications». Click the Settings icon in the upper right corner of the screen, to change the default apps.
If you want to open, edit, save or even convert .IST files on Android, then your best bet is to download one of the dedicated apps available on Google Play.

How to fix problems with .IST files

  1. You need to update the application that you normally use to open .IST files. Only the latest version of the software supports the current .IST file format
  2. You need to check the .IST file for viruses. To do this, you need to scan it with a popular antivirus (Norton, Nod32, Kaspersky, Dr.Web, etc.)