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MARKDOWN file extension

The table below provides useful information about the .markdown file extension. It answers questions such as:

  • What is the .markdown file?
  • What program do I need to open a .markdown file?
  • How can the .markdown file be opened, edited or printed?
  • How can I convert .markdown files to another format?
  • Where can I find the specifications for .markdown?
  • Which MIME-type is associated with the .markdown extension?

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

.markdown file extension details

Markdown Document

Markdown Document .markdown file icon
MARKDOWN file is a Markdown Document. Markdown is a text-to-HTML conversion tool for web writers. Markdown allows you to write using an easy-to-read, easy-to-write plain text format, then convert it to structurally valid XHTML (or HTML).
Category: Development files
Application: Markdown
Mime-type: application/octet-stream
Magic number: -
Magic string: -
Sample: -
MARKDOWN aliases:
markdn, mdown
MARKDOWN related links:
MARKDOWN related extensions:
Hypertext Markup Language Document

Plain Text File

Unicode Text File

Other types of files may also use the .markdown file extension.

open .markdown file

Can't open a .markdown 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:

Table of Contents

Windows cannot open this file:


To open this file, Windows needs to know what program you want to use to open it...

If you don't know how to set the .markdown file association, check the FAQ.

.markdown file extension

Can I change the extension of files?

Changing the filename extension of a file is not a good idea. When you change a file's extension, you change the way programs on your computer read the file. The problem is, changing the file extension does not change the file format.

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.markdown file extension

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