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MXD file format description

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

2 filename extension(s) found in our database.

.mxd - ArcMAP Document

The MXD data files are related to ArcGIS. MXD file is 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.

Data files
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ArcMAP Document related extensions:
ArcGIS Option Data
ArcGIS Optional Index
ArcGIS Attribute Index
ArcGIS Auxilliary File
ArcGIS BIL World File
ArcGIS BMP World Data

.mxd - MX Editor Device Configuration Data

The MXD configuration files are related to MX Editor. MXD file is an MX Editor Device Configuration Data. MX Editor is a program used to edit the settings and channel list of Universal Remote Controllers.

MX Editor
Configuration files
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MX Editor Device Configuration Data related extensions:
Tweaking Toolbox XP Settings Data
kX Project Mixer Settings
Topo Explorer Preferences Data
Master Compiler Profile
Mac OS FontSyncScripting Font Profile
Borland Turbo Debugger Session-state Settings Data

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

Can't open a .mxd 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.

The .mxd file extension is often given incorrectly!

According to the searches on our site, these misspellings were the most common in the past year:

hxd, lxd, mad, mcd, md, mdd, mdx, msd, mx, mxc, mxe, mxf, mxr, mxs, mxv

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

Similar file extensions in our database:

MuseData Score
Map Service Definition
dBASE IV Multiple Index
MDCD Compressed Archive
Scream MiniSEED Data
Macro eXpert Script

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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