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MXD file format description

MXD file format

We made this page to help you understand how to work with MXD files. Here, you can find info on software that can handle these files. It includes simple programs for opening and converting them.

Learn about the MXD file and its functions here!

We also explain how to convert them into other types. It's simple and hassle-free. For opening or changing MXD files, this page offers all the tools you need.

#1 ArcMAP Document

The MXD file is categorized under Data. It is associated with ArcGIS, serving as an ArcMAP Document. ArcMap is the central application used in ArcGIS. ArcMap is where you display and explore the datasets for your study area, where you assign symbols, and where you create map layouts for printing or publication. ArcMap is also the application you use to create and edit datasets. Visit the website of ArcGIS for a detailed description of the MXD format.

Application:ArcGIS
Category:Data files
Mime-type:application/octet-stream
Magic:- / -
Aliases:-

ArcMAP Document related extensions

  • a2e ArcGIS Option Data
  • aih ArcGIS Optional Index
  • atx ArcGIS Attribute Index
  • aux ArcGIS Auxilliary File

#2 MX Editor Device Configuration Data

The MXD file is categorized under Configuration. It is associated with MX Editor, serving as an MX Editor Device Configuration Data. MX Editor is a program used to edit the settings and channel list of Universal Remote Controllers. Visit the website of MX Editor for a detailed description of the MXD format.

Application:MX Editor
Category:Configuration files
Mime-type:application/octet-stream
Magic:- / -
Aliases:-

MX Editor Device Configuration Data related extensions

  • milk WinAmp MilkDrop Plugin Preset
  • aren Advanced Renamer Presets Data
  • iem Internet Explorer Maintenance Extension
  • dbl DAZ Brick Light

Did someone accidentally misspell the MXD filename?

The MXD filename extension may be misspelled. We compiled a list of similar file extensions to help you find errors.

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Windows can't open your MXD file?

When you try to open a file by double-clicking it, Windows looks at the file's name to figure out what to do. If Windows doesn't know the file type, it'll ask you to choose an app to open this MXD file.

To set the MXD file association in Windows 11, you can follow these steps

  1. Open the Settings app by clicking on the Start menu and selecting the gear icon.
  2. In the Settings app, click on System and then select Apps from the left-hand side menu.
  3. Scroll down and click on the Default apps option.
  4. In the Default apps section, you will find various categories. They include Email, Web browser, and Music player.
  5. Locate the category that matches the file type you want to associate. For example, choose Photos for image files, or Video player for video files.
  6. Click on the current default app listed under the category. A list of available apps will appear.
  7. Choose the app you want to set as the default for that file type. If the app you want is not listed, click on More apps to see more options. Or, click on Look for an app in the Microsoft Store to search for apps.
  8. After selecting the app, it will become the default choice for opening files of that type.

It's worth mentioning that you don't always need to set MXD file association. Many apps can open files. They don't need a specific file association to be set.

Handle MXD files with care

Exercise caution when handling MXD files from unknown sources. Files from certain sources can threaten your computer's security. They might contain malware, viruses, or harmful software. To minimize risks, avoid downloading or opening unfamiliar MXD files. Use trusted antivirus software to scan files from unknown sources before opening.

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