MAF File - opening and understanding

Did your computer fail to open a MAF file? We explain what they are used for and recommend software that we know can open or otherwise handle your .MAF files.

What is a MAF file?

A .MAF file is a Multiple Alignment Format file. Through our analysis of MAF files, we know that one use of the format is Multiple Alignment Format. We have not yet described in detail what these files contain and what they are used for, but our team is working tiredlessly through thousands of file formats. We'd love hearing from you if you have information about the format.

How to open MAF files

You will need a program compatible with the specific file you are trying to open, as different programs may use files with file extension MAF for different purposes.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 3 different MAF openers which you will find listed below.

Other file formats using extension .MAF

While Multiple Alignment Format is a popular type of MAF-file, we know of 2 different uses of the .MAF extension.

The MAF file extension indicates to your device which app can open the file. However, different apps may use the same file extension for different types of data. So a MAF opener may not be able to open all kinds of MAF files. In this case, look through both formats to make sure you find the best suited MAF viewer.

Mutation Annotation Format

Through our analysis of MAF files, we know that one use of the format is Mutation Annotation Format. We have not yet described in detail what these files contain and what they are used for, but our team is working tiredlessly through thousands of file formats. We'd love hearing from you if you have information about the format.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 3 different MAF openers which you will find listed below.

Various viewers for this file format

These apps are known to open certain types of MAF files. Remember, different programs may use MAF files for different purposes, so you may need to try out a few of them to be able to open your specific file.

Microsoft OfficeMicrosoft OfficeUser submitted
Microsoft AccessMicrosoft AccessUser submitted
Gardenware Labeling ProgramGardenware Labeling ProgramUser submitted
We have not verified any software that we know for certain will work with MAF-files on Mac. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!
We have not verified any web services that we know for certain will work with MAF-files. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!