movie maker files of vista not opening in windows 8

I have movie/ project files created on Microsoft Movie maker for Vista (.mswmm files) . My new computer have Windows 8 and I can no longer open these files.

 Any suggestions?




Microsoft Windows Movie Maker is no longer available, it has been replaced by Windows Live Movie Maker.

Also (.mswmm) files can only be open using MSWMM - MLMM is compatible with these files.

First question - Do you have a Microsoft account, WLMM is an online program and you need a MS Acct. to access & use it. I have included the MS Acct website in case you do not have one, if and you decide to sign up;

Windows Live Movie Maker is part of the Microsoft Essentials package - the link to that is below


There are available on the web, Converter programs that will convert (.mswmm) folders to other formats that Windows can use- if you do a web search 'convert mswmm files' in will list where you can get the programs. 

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Last updated May 28, 2019 Views 1,950 Applies to: