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MAX file extension

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

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

We hope you find this page helpful and a valuable resource!

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

PaperPort Image

MAX file is a PaperPort Image. PaperPort software saves scanned images in its own proprietary format with an MAX extension. Generally, this type of file can only be read by PaperPort.
Category: Graphic files
Application: PaperPort
Mime-type: application/x-paperport
Magic number: -
Magic string: -
Sample: -
MAX aliases:
MAX related links:
MAX related extensions:
Windows Bitmap Image

CorelDraw Drawing

Windows Custom Cursor

Desktop Color Separation Image

Multipage PCX Image

Micrografx Designer Drawing

Windows Metafile

G3 FAX Image

Genuine Fractals Image FIF

FlashPix Image

Autodesk 3D Studio Max Scene

MAX file is an Autodesk 3D Studio Max Sceney. 3D Studio is a 3D graphics modeling and rendering program.
MAX format description not yet available
Category: Document files
Mime-type: application/octet-stream
Magic number: -
Magic string: -
Sample: -
MAX aliases:
MAX related links:
MAX related extensions:
Lightwave 3D Object

Caligari TrueSpace Scene

Virtual Reality World

Autodesk 3D Studio Scene in ASCII

Autodesk 3D Studio Scene

Rhino 3D Model

ArchiCAD 3D Model

Gzip Compressed WRL File

O2C 3D Model

Autodesk Maya 3D Scene Data

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

.max converters

The following softwares are capable of converting .max files to other formats:


For example, using the softwares above, a .max file can be converted into one of the following formats:

$s, 2bp, 2d, 3fr, 411, 4bt, 73i, 82i, 83i, 85i, 86i, 89i, 92i, a64, abs

The .max file extension is often given incorrectly!

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

nax, amx, mxx, mwx, maz, mad, maa, lax, jax, ax, mzx, mx, mqx, mas, mac

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

We found the following similar file extensions in our database:

Adobe Motion Exchange Video
Mazatrol Program
UltraEdit Macro
Autodesk Maya 3D ASCII Scene
Moxy Portfolio Information Data
AMX Mod Plugin
Malete Query Access File
Microsoft Access Module Shortcut
MMANA Antenna Data
DirectShow Filter Plugin

Can't open a .max 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:

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 .max 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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