File Extension Library

.MSC File Extension

  • Developer by: Microsoft
  • Category: System Files
  • Format: XML

What are .MSC files and how to open them?

Can't open .MSC 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 .MSC file.

What is a .MSC file extension?

.MSC file extension is created by Microsoft. .MSC has been classified as System Files. The format of .MSC file is XML.

.MSC is Microsoft Management Console Snap-in Control File

File added to the Microsoft Management Console (MMC), a program used to configure and monitor Windows computer systems; contains a "snap-in," which is a module that provides additional administration capabilities; saved in an XML format that can be viewed and edited with basic a text editor.

Snap-ins are commonly used by system administrators for device management, disk defragmentation, and system event monitoring. Custom snap-ins can be developed with the MMC Application Programming Interface (API), which is published by the Microsoft Developer Network (MSDN).

MMC is included with Windows operating systems beginning with Windows 2000. The shortcuts below can be accessed within Control Panel → Administrative Tools.

Common MSC Filenames

admgmt.msc - Active Directory Manager

azman.msc - Authorization Manager

certmgr.msc - Certificate Manager

ciadv.msc - Indexing Service

comexp.msc - Component Services

compmgmt.msc - Computer Management

devmgmt.msc - Device Manager

dfrg.msc - Disk Defragmenter

dhcpmgmt.msc - DHCP Management

diskmgmt.msc - Disk Management

eventvwr.msc - Event Viewer

fsmgmt.msc - Shared Folders

gpedit.msc - Group Policy

ipaddrmgmt.msc - IP Address Manager

lusrmgr.msc - Local Users and Groups

ntmsmgr.msc - Removable Storage

ntmsoprq.msc - Removable Storage Operator Requests

perfmon.msc - Performance Monitor

rsop.msc - Resultant Set of Policy

secpol.msc - Local Security Policy

services.msc - Services

tsmmc.msc - Remote Desktop

uddi.msc - UDDI Services Management

wmimgmt.msc - Windows Management Infrastructure (WMI)

winsmgmt.msc - WINS Server Management

List of all softwares that can open the Microsoft Management Console Snap-in Control File
Microsoft Management Console
Microsoft Notepad
File Type 2:

MuseScore Composition File

Developer by: The MuseScore Team Category: Data Files Format: Binary

File created by MuseScore, a free program used for music composition and notation; contains the composition, which includes the key signature, instruments, time signature, and music notes; also contains score metadata, including title, subtitle, composer, and copyright information.

MSC files are used by composers to store musical scores. They can be translated into twenty different languages in MuseScore.

NOTE: MSC files apply to MuseScore versions 0.9.4 and earlier. MuseScore version 0.9.5 and later use the .MSCX file extension.

List of all softwares that can open the MuseScore Composition File

How to fix problems with .MSC files

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