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Details of extension .mak

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

Below, you can find answers to the following questions:

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

Visual Studio Makefile

MAK file is a Visual Studio Makefile. MAK is a simple configuration file to instruct a compiler into creating a binary from the source code.
Category: Development files
Application: Visual Studio
Program name: -
Mime-type: text/plain
Magic bytes (HEX): -
Magic string (ASCII): -
Related extensions:
Visual Basic Form
Visual Studio No Compile Browse File
Visual Basic Project
Visual Basic Project Workspace
Visual FoxPro Class Library
Visual Basic Designer Binary File
Visual Basic Designer File
Visual Basic Global Declaration
Visual Basic User Control Binary File

Other types of files may also use the .mak file extension. If you have helpful information about .mak extension, write to us!

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

We found the following similar extensions in our database:

TracerCAD File
AceMoney Backup File
Bioware Aurora HAK Data
AHEAD Tool Suite JAK File
Kakoune Editor Plugin
Kashmir 3D Lake Data
Autodesk Maya 3D ASCII Scene
Autodesk Fabrication Job
MadAppLauncher Configuration

The .mak filename extension is often given incorrectly!

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

mk (1), mao (1), mal (1), ma (1), kak (1), hak (1), ak (1), nak (1), mka (1), mau (1), mam (1), maj (1), lak (1), jak (1), amk (1)

Can't open a .mak file?

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

Windows can't open this file:

File: example.mak

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