.MSC - File Extension for Microsoft Management Console

Q

What is MSC? MSC, short name for Microsoft Console, is used as the file extension for Microsoft Management Console files. .MSC files are XML files that can be opened by text editor. See the sample .MSC file included below.

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A

File Extension: .MSC

MIME Type: text/xml

File Content: Microsoft Management Console

.MSC files are Microsoft Management Console files saved as binary files. Here is a sample .MSC file from Windows 7 system, diskmgmt.msc:

<?xml version="1.0"?>
<MMC_ConsoleFile ConsoleVersion="2.0" ProgramMode="UserSDI">
  <ConsoleFileID>{A16FA831-080B-437D-AD11-960E96651AFE}
    </ConsoleFileID>
  <FrameState ShowStatusBar="true" LogicalReadOnly="true">
    <WindowPlacement ShowCommand="SW_SHOWNORMAL">
      <Point Name="MinPosition" X="-1" Y="-1"/>
      <Point Name="MaxPosition" X="-1" Y="-1"/>
      <Rectangle Name="NormalPosition" Top="0" Bottom="452" Left="0" 
        Right="640"/>
    </WindowPlacement>
  </FrameState>
  <Views>
    <View ID="2" ScopePaneWidth="145">
      <BookMark Name="RootNode" NodeID="2"/>
      <BookMark Name="SelectedNode" NodeID="2"/>
      <WindowPlacement WPF_RESTORETOMAXIMIZED="true" 
        ShowCommand="SW_SHOWMAXIMIZED">
        <Point Name="MinPosition" X="-1" Y="-1"/>
        <Point Name="MaxPosition" X="-4" Y="-23"/>
        <Rectangle Name="NormalPosition" Top="44" Bottom="337" Left="44"
          Right="556"/>
      </WindowPlacement>
      <ViewOptions ViewMode="Report" LVS_SINGLESEL="true" 
        LVS_SHOWSELALWAYS="true" LVS_SHAREIMAGELISTS="true" 
        LVS_EDITLABELS="true" ListStyle="1" DescriptionBarVisible="false" 
        DefaultColumn0Width="200" DefaultColumn1Width="0"/>
    </View>
  </Views>
  ...
</MMC_ConsoleFile>

.MSC Microsoft Management Console file sample: Click sample.msc to download.

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