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MATLAB file extension

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

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

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


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.
Application: MATLAB
Mime-type: application/matlab-m
Magic number: -
Magic string: -
Sample: -
M aliases:
M related links:
M related extensions:



Simulink Model

MATLAB Executable

MATLAB Compiled Program

MATLAB AutoSave File

MATLAB Shared Library

MATLAB Component Technology File

Simulink Protected Model

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

Can't open a .matlab 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:

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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 .matlab file association, check the FAQ.

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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