The File Extensions Database


.WIS File Extension

  • Developer by: Flexera Software, Inc.
  • Category: Document Files

What is an .WIS file?

.WIS is InstallShield install help file

The wis file extension is associated with InstallShield program developed by Flexera Software, Inc.. InstallShield is used for Windows Installer and InstallScript installations. This type file contains install help for the program.


How to open:

Use InstallShield program to open files with wis extension.

How to convert:

As far as we know, this .wis 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 WIS files

  • Associate the WIS file extension with the correct application. On :
    Windows: Right click on any WIS file and then click "Open with" > "Choose another app". Now select another program and check the box "Always use this app to open *.WIS files". Mac: Right click (or Ctrl-click) the WIS 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 .WIS is InstallShield install help file. Because only the current version supports the latest WIS file format. Search, therefore, e.g. on the Flexera Software, Inc. manufacturer website after an available .WIS is InstallShield install help file update.
  • To make sure that your WIS file is not corrupted or virus-infected, get the file again and scan it with antivirus software.