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Details of the .mxd file extension

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

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

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

.mxd file extension details

ArcMAP Document

ArcMAP Document .mxd file icon
MXD file is an ArcMAP Document. ArcMap is the central application used in ArcGIS. ArcMap is where you display and explore the datasets for your study area, where you assign symbols, and where you create map layouts for printing or publication. ArcMap is also the application you use to create and edit datasets.
Category: Data files
Application: ArcGIS
Mime-type: application/octet-stream
Magic number: -
Magic string: -
Sample: -
MXD aliases:
MXD related links:
MXD related extensions:
ArcInfo Binary Coverage

ArcInfo Band Interleaved by Line Image

ArcInfo Band Interleaved by Line Image

ArcInfo Band Sequential Image

ArcInfo ASCII Export

Geography Markup Language Document

MapInfo Table Document

FME Document

FME Feature Store

SIA dataMap GIS Export

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

.mxd file extension error

The .mxd file extension is often given incorrectly!

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

md, xd, xmd, mxe, mxf, mdd, msd, mad, mcd, lxd, mxc, mxv, mdx, nxd, mzd

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

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MarkDown Document
open .mxd file

Can't open a .mxd 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 .mxd file association, check the FAQ.

.mxd 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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