Files with iss extension are used for the InstallShield utility. They contain installation and responses data.

There are 4 other file types using
the ISS file extension!

iss icon.iss - ISS picture image

empty icon.iss - Caseware IDEA IDEAScript file

empty icon.iss - Inno Setup script

empty icon.iss - The Longest Journey sound

ISS file extension - InstallShield silent response file

What is iss file? How to open iss files?

File type specification:

Various data file type icon Various data file type

The iss file extension is associated with the  InstallShield utility used to create application Windows Installer installation packages for Windows operating system. The .iss file stores installation settings and responses. It is stored in simple text file format.

The default software associated to open iss file:

InstallShield picture or screenshot

Flexera Software, Inc. logoInstallShield  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
Flexera Software, Inc.

InstallShield is utility used to create installation packages for Microsoft Windows operating system as well as for various mobile platforms.

Help how to open:

This file type is not meant to be opened directly, there is no software that could open and work with it directly, or there is no information available in public sources about opening this file type. This is usually the case of some internal data files, caches, temporary files etc.

How to convert:

As far as we know, this .iss 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.

List of recommended software applications associated to the .iss file extension

Recommended software programs are sorted by OS platform (Windows, macOS, Linux, iOS, Android etc.)
and possible program actions that can be done with the file: like open iss file, edit iss file, convert iss file, view iss file, play iss file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in's database).

Settings file type for software that use iss file - InstallShield silent response file

Programs supporting the exension iss on the main platforms Windows, Mac, Linux or mobile. Click on the link to get more information about InstallShield for settings iss file action.

Microsoft Windows:

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