File Extension Library

.MSIXBUNDLE File Extension

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

What are .MSIXBUNDLE files and how to open them?

Can't open .MSIXBUNDLE 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 .MSIXBUNDLE file.

What is a .MSIXBUNDLE file extension?

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

.MSIXBUNDLE is Windows 10 App Bundle

An MSIXBUNDLE file is an app package that is used for distributing UWP (Universal Windows Platform) and desktop apps on Windows 10. The package includes one or more versions of an app, each of which is built for a specific computer processor architecture (x86, x64, or ARM).

The MSIX bundle format is the successor to the .APPXBUNDLE format. MSIX extends AppX with new features, including improved support for desktop apps that are built with older technologies such as Win32, WinForms, and WPF. MSIX is forward compatible, meaning that an existing app packaged with AppX can also be repackaged and deployed with MSIX.

The different architectures in MSIX bundles allow the appropriate version of the app to be installed on a computer. For example, while a 32-bit computer may receive the x86 version of the app, a 64-bit system receives the x64 version. By including multiple architectures into an MSIXBUNDLE file, developers can support a wide range of devices and optimize apps for targeted architectures.

MSIX bundles are created using Microsoft's MSIX SDK, which is available with Visual Studio. Developers can upload bundles to the Windows Store for distribution or make them available for sideloading, a process that is used for installing apps manually.

NOTE: Single MSIX packages use the .MSIX file extension.

List of all softwares that can open the Windows 10 App Bundle
Microsoft Visual Studio 2019

How to fix problems with .MSIXBUNDLE files

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