CHI file extension - Microsoft Help file index file
What is chi file? How to open chi files?
File type specification:
The chi file extension is related to the Microsoft Help file index files.
Index file used when you ship *.chm files that are likely to remain on a CD-ROM, as in the case of the MSDN Library.
The chi file allows certain navigation information to be installed locally on a hard disk for quick access, while the main content lives on the CD-ROM.
A chi file should not be used in a non-CD-ROM scenario. When a chi file is not used, all the information that would be in it remains in the chm itself.
Microsoft Compiled HTML Help is a proprietary format for online help files, developed by Microsoft and first released in 1997 as a successor to the Microsoft WinHelp format.
It was first introduced with the release of Windows 98, and is still supported and distributed through Windows XP, Vista and Windows 7 platforms.
The default software associated to chi file type:
Company or developer:
Microsoft Visual FoxPro is set of tools that is used to create database applications, desktop applications and web applications. Visual FoxPro uses own proprietary data centric object oriented and procedural programming language. Visual FoxPro is available for Microsoft Windows.
Company or developer:
Microsoft Windows is a family of operating systems developed by the Microsoft Corp.. The first Windows was released in 1985 as a GUI add-on to MS-DOS. MS-DOS based Windows versions were developed to 2000, when was released the last version called Windows ME. Windows based on NT core started in 1993. Windows NT family are developed to these days, the latest version is called Windows 10.
List of recommended software applications associated to the .chi file extension
Recommended software programs are sorted by OS platform (Windows, Mac OS X etc.) and possible program actions
that can be done with the file: like open chi file, edit chi file, convert chi file, view chi file, play chi file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in File-Extensions.org's database).
- Others chi file
Unspecified and all other actions for computer programs working with chi file - Microsoft Help file index file
Click on the software link for more information about Visual FoxPro. Visual FoxPro uses chi file type for its internal purposes and/or also by different way than common edit or open file actions (eg. to install/execute/support an application itself, to store application or user data, configure program etc.).