File Extension MIM

  • Full name
    Multi-Purpose Internet Mail Extensions Format
  • Developer
    Internet Engineering Task Force
  • Popularity
Have you encountered a problem with a MIM file? Don’t you know which program opens a file with this extension? You will find all the information you need about working with a MIM file here. In the further part of this page we have added a list of programs that should open your MIM file. It is enough you choose a proper application for your operating system, download and install it.

What is MIM file?

Files ending in MIM contain data encoded using the MIME standard.

More info

MIME means Multipurpose Internet Mail Extensions and is an Internet standard that extends EMail to process data other than ASCII text.

Through MIME, EMail supports text formatted with non-ASCII encodings and multi-part messages. Headers with non-ASCII characters and non-text attachments are also enabled by MIME.

Mim files can exist both within the message and as a separate attachment. They are usually decoded automatically by the email program, but can also be opened with a separate program, eg a packing program.

Programs which can open a MIM file

How to open file with MIM extension?

In order to open a file with MIM extension one of the following programs must be installed on user’s system. If a problem with opening MIM file occurred, it is highly possible that none of the listed programs is present on user’s system. Even if one or more said programs are installed, there may be issues related with given programs. In order to solve a problem with MIM files, follow the instructions below.
Install Micro StuffIt Deluxe or other program from the list

Most often resolving problems with opening MIM files is very simple. Just install an appropriate program that supports such files. All of the listed programs support MIM files, but may vary in offered function and purpose. Some programs may be capable only of viewing contents of MIM files or offer file conversion options, but may not be capable of editing such files.

Set Micro StuffIt Deluxe as the default program for opening MIM files

It is possible that although a compatible program has been installed on user’s system, it is not used by the system to open it. This may happen because no default application was associated with this type of files. To associate MIM files with given application, select "Open with" from drop-down menu (accessed by right-clicking on the file). Then select from the list the program or application you want to be used to open this type of file. If the Micro StuffIt Deluxe applications is not on the list, select "Browse" option in order to manually locate the directory where Micro StuffIt Deluxe has been installed.


Check the section that lists most common problems with MIM files

Sometimes problems with opening MIM files may not lie with the application itself, but can arise due to other causes, such as:

  • File data is corrupted
  • MIM files has been not been completely download from the internet (only a part of the data has been downloaded)
  • Currently used user account hasn’t been granted necessary privileges to open MIM files (should that be the case, please contact your system administrator or IT specialist)
  • MIM file was being copied from a corrupted storage device and is incomplete or data is corrupted. (Copying files from unknown or untrusted sources should be conducted with great care as such files may contain malicious software, which can damage your system)

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