File Extension Library

.MIG File Extension

  • Developer by: Microsoft
  • Category: Backup Files
  • Format: Binary

What are .MIG files and how to open them?

Can't open .MIG 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 .MIG file.

What is a .MIG file extension?

.MIG file extension is created by Microsoft. .MIG has been classified as Backup Files. The format of .MIG file is Binary.

.MIG is Windows Migration Backup File

File created by Windows Easy Transfer or Microsoft User State Migration Tool (USMT), both of which allow Windows users to migrate user data from one Windows operating system to another; contains user accounts, program settings, operating system settings, files, folders, and registry keys.

USMT is commonly used to migrate large deployments whereas Windows Easy Transfer is used for migrating one computer at a time. MIG files can be stored remotely, locally, or directly on the destination computer during the migration process.

MIG files are used for upgrades of Windows operating systems.

List of all softwares that can open the Windows Migration Backup File
Microsoft Windows Easy Transfer

How to fix problems with .MIG files

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