A vsi file extension is related to the Visual Studio Content Installer file format used by Microsoft Visual Studio Installer.

There are 3 other file types using
the VSI file extension!

empty icon.vsi - ratDVD internal file

empty icon.vsi - VSampler instrument file

empty icon.vsi - Blake Stone game data

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VSI file extension - Visual Studio Content Installer data

What is vsi file? How to open vsi files?

File type specification:

Archive and compressed file type icon Archive and compressed file type

vsi file icon: vsi filetype icon

The vsi file extension is associated with the Visual Studio Content Installer.

Visual Studio content installer file - Visual Studio installation package that may contain starter kits, item templates, controls, code snippets, add-ins, or other types of files. It is used for exchanging Visual Studio content within the developer community. It is also referred to as a "community component."

A vsi file is a renamed .zip file that contains these components:

  • An XML .vscontent file that describes the community component.
  • The files for the component.

The Visual Studio Content Installer uses .vsi files to install shared content to the correct location.

The VSI format does not support uploading to Visual Studio Gallery, or writing to the GAC or the system registry. However, you can use it to deploy macros, add-ins, and code snippets, which the VSIX format does not support.

Updated: July 9, 2018

The default software associated to open vsi file:

Microsoft Corporation logoMicrosoft Visual Studio Installer  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
Microsoft Corporation

The Visual Studio Installer is a tool which you can use to make more sophisticated setups than the Setup Wizard allows. Visual Studio Installer uses the new Windows Installer technology, that is geared towards reducing total cost of ownership by allowing finer control over the setup process and allowing applications to repair themselves.

Help how to open:

Use Microsoft Visual Studio Installer to open *.vsi files.

How to convert:

Probably cannot be converted to other formats.

List of recommended software applications associated to the .vsi 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 vsi file, edit vsi file, convert vsi file, view vsi file, play vsi file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in File-Extensions.org's database).

Software that open vsi file - Visual Studio Content Installer data

Programs supporting the exension vsi on the main platforms Windows, Mac, Linux or mobile. Click on the link to get more information about Microsoft Visual Studio Installer for open vsi file action.

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