File Extension Library

.MSHA File Extension

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

What are .MSHA files and how to open them?

Can't open .MSHA 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 .MSHA file.

What is a .MSHA file extension?

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

.MSHA is Microsoft Help Asset File

File used by MS Help Viewer 1.x, a Visual Studio component that helps developers author help documentation for software applications; saves the help manifest, which defines the help "Books" (help documents), which contain "Packages" (.MSHC help content files) to be installed.

MSHA files are saved in an XML format and can be authored with any text editor. The MS Help Viewer 1.x standard requires that they use the filename HelpContentSetup.MSHA.

NOTE: The MS Help Viewer 1.x format replaces the MS Help 2.x (.HXS) and Help 1.x (.CHM) formats.

Common MSHA Filenames

HelpContentSetup.MSHA - The filename required by the Microsoft Help Viewer 1.x standard.

List of all softwares that can open the Microsoft Help Asset File
Microsoft Visual Studio 2017
The Helpware Group FAR
Microsoft Notepad

How to fix problems with .MSHA files

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