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MAXPAT file format description

Many people share .maxpat files without attaching instructions on how to use it. Yet it isn’t evident for everyone which program a .maxpat file can be edited, converted or printed with. On this page, we try to provide assistance for handling .maxpat files.

1 filename extension(s) found in our database.

.maxpat - Max Patch

The MAXPAT audio files are related to MAX. MAXPAT file is a Max Patch. Max is a powerful, graphical-object-oriented, interactive programming language for MIDI.

Audio files
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Max Patch related extensions:
Jitter Shader Description Data
Max Patcher Binary Data
Max Windows 32-bit External Object
Max Windows 64-bit External Object
Max Collective
Max Macintosh External Object

Naturally, other applications may also use the .maxpat file extension. Even harmful programs can create .maxpat files. Be especially cautious with .maxpat files coming from an unknown source!

Can't open a .maxpat 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.

Operating systems currently supports the following operating systems:

Windows XP/Vista, Windows 7/8, Windows 10, CentOS, Debian GNU/Linux, Ubuntu Linux, FreeBSD, Mac OS X, iOS, Android

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