MARKDOWN file format description
Many people share .markdown files without attaching instructions on how to use it. Yet it isn’t evident for everyone which program a .markdown file can be edited, converted or printed with. On this page, we try to provide assistance for handling .markdown files.
1 filename extension(s) found in our database.
.markdown - Markdown Document
The MARKDOWN development files are related to Markdown. MARKDOWN file is a Markdown Document. Markdown is a text-to-HTML conversion tool for web writers. Markdown allows you to write using an easy-to-read, easy-to-write plain text format, then convert it to structurally valid XHTML (or HTML).
Naturally, other applications may also use the .markdown file extension. Even harmful programs can create .markdown files. Be especially cautious with .markdown files coming from an unknown source!
Can't open a .markdown file?
When you double-click a file to open it, Windows examines the filename extension. If Windows recognizes the filename extension, it opens the file in the program that is associated with that filename extension. When Windows does not recognize a filename extension, you receive the following message:
Windows can't open this file:
To open this file, Windows needs to know what program you want to use to open it. Windows can go online to look it up automatically, or you can manually select one from a list of programs that are installed on your computer.
To avoid this error, you need to set the file association correctly.
- Open Control Panel > Control Panel Home > Default Programs > Set Associations.
- Select a file type in the list and click Change Program.
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