The File Extensions Database


.MSA File Extension

  • Category: Archive and compressed Files

What is an .MSA file?

.MSA is Magic Shadow Archiver Atari disk image

The msa file extension is associated with Magic Shadow Archiver disk archiving utility for Atari ST family computers with TOC operating system.

A msa file stores archived disk.

Magic Shadow Archiver is obsolete software.

This msa file type entry was marked as obsolete and no longer supported file format.

This type of file is no longer actively used and is most likely obsolete. This is typically the case for system files in old operating systems, file types from long discontinued software, or previous versions of certain file types (like documents, projects etc.) that were replaced in higher versions of their original programs.


How to open:

Use Magic Shadow Archiver to open *.msa files.

How to convert:

As far as we know, this .msa file type can't be converted to any other file format. This is usually the case of system, configuration, temporary, or data files containing data exclusive to only one software and used for its own purposes. Also some proprietary or closed file formats cannot be converted to more common file types in order to protect the intellectual property of the developer, which is for example the case of some DRM-protected multimedia files.

How to solve problems with MSA files

  • Associate the MSA file extension with the correct application. On :
    Windows: Right click on any MSA file and then click "Open with" > "Choose another app". Now select another program and check the box "Always use this app to open *.MSA files". Mac: Right click (or Ctrl-click) the MSA file, then click "Open with" > "Other...". Then choose another program and check the "Always Open With" box. Linux: Right click on the file, and select "Open with" and choose another program. iPhone: Tap the file. If you do not see an app to open the file, then tap Share "Share" and choose an app. Alternatively, save the file. Then open the Files app Files app. There long-press on the file, then release your finger. You will see a black menu bar. Then tap "Share" and select an app. Android: Tap the Settings icon on your smartphone, then tap on the Apps section. There tap the Options icon in the top right-hand corner of the screen to change the default apps.
  • Update your software that should actually open .MSA is Magic Shadow Archiver Atari disk image. Because only the current version supports the latest MSA file format. Search, therefore, e.g. on the manufacturer website after an available .MSA is Magic Shadow Archiver Atari disk image update.
  • To make sure that your MSA file is not corrupted or virus-infected, get the file again and scan it with antivirus software.