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MINGW file extension

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

  • What is the .mingw file?
  • What program do I need to open a .mingw file?
  • How can the .mingw file be opened, edited or printed?
  • How can I convert .mingw files to another format?

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

✅ MinGW Makefile

MINGW file is a MinGW Makefile. MinGW is a port of the free GCC compiler to Microsoft Windows.
MINGW format description not yet available
Application: MinGW
Mime-type: application/octet-stream
Magic number: -
Magic string: -
Sample: -
MINGW aliases:
MINGW related links:
MINGW related extensions:

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

🔴 Can't open a .mingw 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 .mingw 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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