File Extension Library

.MDI File Extension

  • Developer by: Microsoft
  • Category: Page Layout Files
  • Format: Binary

What are .MDI files and how to open them?

Can't open .MDI file? Are you wondering what it contains? On our site we will explain to you what this file is, what it is used for and what software opens the .MDI file.

What is a .MDI file extension?

.MDI file extension is created by Microsoft. .MDI has been classified as Page Layout Files. The format of .MDI file is Binary.

.MDI is Microsoft Document Imaging File

An MDI file is a document saved in a high-resolution, tag-based graphics format developed from the TIFF format. It is created by Microsoft Office to save scanned documents and may be turned into a Word (.DOC) document using OCR (optical character recognition) software.

MDI files are created and opened with Microsoft Office Document Imaging (MODI), which is included with Office XP, 2003, and 2007. Microsoft stopped including MODI with Office 2010, so you cannot open MDI files in Office 2010. Saving documents created with MODI in the .TIF format allows for better compatibility with other programs.

List of all softwares that can open the Microsoft Document Imaging File
Microsoft Office 2016
Bugysoft MDI2PDF Converter

How to fix problems with .MDI files

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