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Details of extension .m

3 extension(s) and 0 alias(es) in our database

Below, you can find answers to the following questions:

  • What is the .m file?
  • Which program can create the .m file?
  • Where can you find a description of the .m format?
  • What can convert .m files to a different format?
  • Which MIME-type is associated with the .m extension?
MATLAB Script .m file icon


M file is a MATLAB Script. MATLAB is a high-level language and interactive environment that enables you to perform computationally intensive tasks faster than with traditional programming languages such as C, C++, and Fortran.
Category: Development files
Application: MATLAB
Program name: -
Mime-type: application/matlab-m
Magic bytes (HEX): -
Magic string (ASCII): -
Related extensions:
Simulink Model
MATLAB Executable
MATLAB Compiled Program
MATLAB AutoSave File
MATLAB Shared Library
MATLAB Component Technology File
Mathematica Package .m file icon

Mathematica Package

M file is a Mathematica Package. Mathematica is a computer program used mainly in scientific, engineering and mathematical fields.
Category: Archive files
Application: Mathematica
Program name: -
Mime-type: application/vnd.wolfram.mathematica.package
Magic bytes (HEX): -
Magic string (ASCII): -
Related extensions:
Mathematica Binary File
Mathematica ASCII File
Mathematica Notebook File
Mathematica NotebookML File
Matrix Market File
Mathematica Serialized Package
Mathematica MGF Bitmap
Mathematica Document
Mathematica for Mac OMEG Data
Maple Internal Format File .m file icon

Maple Internal Format File

M file is a Maple Internal Format File. Maple is a commercial computer algebra system developed and sold commercially by Maplesoft.
Category: Data files
Application: Maple
Program name: -
Mime-type: application/octet-stream
Magic bytes (HEX): -
Magic string (ASCII): -
Related extensions:
Maple Classic Worksheet
Maple Standard Worksheet
MapleSim Model
Maple Repository File
Maple Language File
Maple Repository Data File
Maple Repository Index File
Maple Maplet File
Maple Help Database

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Can't open a .m file?

If you want to open a .m file on your computer, you just need to have the appropriate program installed. If the .m association isn't set correctly, you may receive the following error message:

Windows can't open this file:

File: example.m

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 from a list of programs that are installed on your computer.

To change file associations:

  • Right-click a file with the extension whose association you want to change, and then click Open With.
  • In the Open With dialog box, click the program whith which you want the file to open, or click Browse to locate the program that you want.
  • Select the Always use the selected program to open this kind of file check box.

Supported operating systems

Windows Server 2003/2008/2012/2016, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10, Linux, FreeBSD, NetBSD, OpenBSD, Mac OS X, iOS, Android