File Extension Library

.MIF File Extension

  • Developer by: Pitney Bowes Software
  • Category: GIS Files
  • Format: Binary

What are .MIF files and how to open them?

Can't open .MIF 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 .MIF file.

What is a .MIF file extension?

.MIF file extension is created by Pitney Bowes Software. .MIF has been classified as GIS Files. The format of .MIF file is Binary.

.MIF is MapInfo Interchange Format File

File format used by MapInfo mapping and geographic analysis software; saves a map visualization in a format that can be recognized by third party applications; used as an exchange format between GIS applications.

MapInfo is used for a generating visualizations of a variety of data sets, including demographics statistics, civil engineering information (roads, water mains, etc.), and business intelligence data.

NOTE: MIF files are sometimes accompanied by a .MID (MapInfo data) file that contains additional spatial data.

List of all softwares that can open the MapInfo Interchange Format File
Pitney Bowes MapInfo
Golden Software Surfer
Golden Software Didger
File Type 2:

FrameMaker Interchange Format File

Developer by: Adobe Systems Category: Page Layout Files Format: Text

File created by FrameMaker, a program used to generate and manipulate large, structured documents; saved in plain ASCII text and stores all data originally from a .FM or .BOOK file; describes the document's text, graphics, and layout information.

MIF files are used for exporting FrameMaker documents into a format that can be manipulated by third-party applications and scripts. Exported MIF files can be converted back to their original FM or BOOK files without losing any information.

List of all softwares that can open the FrameMaker Interchange Format File
Adobe FrameMaker
File Type 3:

Management Information Format

Category: Misc Files

Defines custom system architectures that can be tested using Microsoft Systems Management Server; also known as a IDMIF file.

List of all softwares that can open the Management Information Format
Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager

How to fix problems with .MIF files

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