The Four Best Ways to Open MXF Files

The first way you should always try to open file extension MXF is to double-click it, but when that doesn’t work, there are a few other things you can try. There are lots of programs that can open different file extensions, and there are some simple ways you can tell which one to use.

Pick the Right Program

Start by choosing the right program to open your MXF file. A few of the most common programs used to open MXF files are listed below. One of them should be able to open your MXF file.

  • SimCity Maxis Font File
  • MX Editor Remote Control File
  • Material Exchange Format File

Note the File Type

Other programs may be able to open your MXF file, depending on the type of file it is. You can find the file type listed in the file’s properties. On a Windows PC, right-click the file, click "Properties", then look under “Type of File.” On a Mac computer, right-click the file, click “More Info,” then look under “Kind”.

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Tip: If it’s the MXF file extension, it probably falls under the Video Files type, so any program used for Video Files should open your MXF file.

Ask the Developer

Contacting the software developer is another easy way to get help opening a MXF file. You can find the developers for the most common programs used to open MXF files in the list below.

Software Developer
SimCity Maxis Font File Electronic Arts Inc.
MX Editor Remote Control File Windows Programmer
Material Exchange Format File Windows Software

Use a Universal File Viewer

When all else fails, a universal file viewer is the best way to open a MXF file. Programs like File Magic (Download) can open many different types of files, depending on the format. Although, some files may not be compatible with these programs. If your MXF file isn’t compatible, it will only open in binary format.


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