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MPQ file extension

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

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

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

✅ MoPaQ Archive

MPQ file is an MoPaQ Compressed Archive. MoPaQ (Mike O'Brien Pack) is an archiving file format used in several of Blizzard Entertainment's games.
MPQ format description not yet available
Category: Game Data files
Application: MPQ Tools
Mime-type: application/x-mpq-compressed
Magic number: -
Magic string: -
Sample: -
MPQ aliases:
MPQ related links:
MPQ related extensions:
LH ARC Compressed Archive

ARJ Compressed Archive

Compressed Microsoft Cabinet File

LHarc Compressed Archive

StuffIt Expander Archive

Tape Archive

Unix Gzipped TAR Archive

Compressed File

ZIP Archive

Zoo Compressed Archive

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

🚫 The .mpq file extension is often given incorrectly!

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

jpq, lpq, mp, mq, mqp, pmq, pq

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

We found the following similar file extensions in our database:

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MatrixPlot Data
Autodesk Maya 3D Project
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Race Studio 2 Map File
Metasequoia Palette File
JPQ Library
Commodore Amiga Multi-palette Image
Fairyland Game Data
Microsoft Windows Message Queuing Data

🔴 Can't open a .mpq 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 .mpq 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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