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Details of extension .mxd

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

Below, you can find answers to the following questions:

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

ArcMAP Document

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.
Category: Data files
Application: ArcGIS
Program name: -
Mime-type: application/octet-stream
Magic bytes (HEX): -
Magic string (ASCII): -
Related extensions:
ArcInfo Binary Coverage
ArcInfo Band Interleaved by Line Image
ArcInfo Band Interleaved by Line Image
ArcInfo Band Sequential Image
ArcInfo ASCII Export
Geography Markup Language Document
MapInfo Table Document
FME Document
FME Feature Store
MX Editor Device Configuration Data .mxd file icon

MX Editor Device Configuration Data

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.
Detailed description not available
Category: Configuration files
Application: MX Editor
Program name: -
Mime-type: application/octet-stream
Magic bytes (HEX): -
Magic string (ASCII): -
Related extensions:
MX Editor Remote Control Data
MX Editor MX-900 Data

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

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

We found the following similar extensions in our database:

Microsoft Help 2 Validator Data
eDictionary Reader Dictionary Data
Microsoft Access Module Shortcut
VectorWorks Drawing Document
Mayura Draw Document
MacDraft Drawing Document
dBASE IV Multiple Index
Map Service Definition
Mathematica Serialized Package

The .mxd filename extension is often given incorrectly!

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

mxf (1), mxc (1), msd (1), mdd (1), mcd (1), xd (1), lxd (1), mzd (1), mxv (1), mxr (1), mxe (1), mx (1), mdx (1), md (1), xmd (1)

Can't open a .mxd file?

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

Windows can't open this file:

File: example.mxd

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