.MSP File Extension

Microsoft Windows Installer Patch

Question: What is an MSP File?

Have you found, downloaded or received an MSP file, but don't know which software program is required to open it?

Before attempting to open an MSP file, you'll need to determine what kind of file you are dealing with and whether it is even possible to open or view the file format.

Answer: Files which are given the .MSP extension are known as Microsoft Windows Installer Patch files, however other file types may also use this extension. If you are aware of any additional file formats that use the MSP extension, please let us know.

How to open a MSP file:

The best way to open an MSP file is to simply double-click it and let the default assoisated application open the file. If you are unable to open the file this way, it may be because you do not have the correct application associated with the extension to view or edit the MSP file.

This file format was added to our database by a visitor to this site, but no additional information was provided. We have yet to investigate this file type further, or there was not enough information available at the time to report accurately on the format.

Please check back soon for more information as we are constantly updating our file descriptions based on search frequency.

Tip: Try to open the MSP file using a text-editor such as Notepad, as many file types contain simply contain unformatted plain-text and can viewed correctly using this method.

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    2010-10-08 05:24:01
    Details are at the link below, but the advice is: Don't remove the MSP files unless you are desperate for space! Per MS: doing so won't "stop your system from working, but they will stop upgrades!"


    I was getting desperate, since something was slowly eating space on C: on a production system. I was able to move 4 GB of patch and other update related files to a larger drive. That's 25% of the C: drive on a Windows 2003 server that will be retired soon, but I didn't want to have to do it sooner than planned because of the accumulated effects of Microsoft's mistakes. (12 GB was NOT that small when we got the system -- try not to miss the point!)

    Most server systems are multiple hard disks (like RAID partitioned into a smaller C: and a larger D:). It *should* be easy to re-locate at least the older MSP and similar files to another location (2nd disk or disk on a LAN) and have everything function properly. Besides better use of the system resources, I can back this crap up far less often than the more volatile stuff.

    Are you listening MS? Support and overhead costs are more important than your product! Can you say TCO? Why do you think Linux is eating your lunch?