MD File Type

- The quick facts

What are MD files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening a MD file or just wondering what they contain? We explain what these files are used for and show you software that we know can open or otherwise handle your files.

What is a MD file?

MD files have multiple uses, and Markdown Document is one of them.

Markdown Document

Markdown files are a way of writing text in a simple format that can be converted to HTML, PDF, or any other desired output format with ease. Formatting is done by using simple symbols to indicate how the text should be formatted.

The purpose of markdown files is to simplify the formatting process and provide an easy way for people to write content without having to worry about formatting. The syntax of Markdown is straightforward and easy to learn. It can be used to create documents in many formats, including web pages, blogs, slideshows, and even ebooks.

How to open MD files

We have identified 7 MD openers that are compatible with this specific type of MD file.

Programs that open Markdown Document files

ObsidianObsidianVerified
TyporaTyporaVerified
Markdown MonsterMarkdown MonsterVerified
MarkdownPadMarkdownPadVerified
MultiMarkdownMultiMarkdownVerified
UltraEditUltraEditVerified
Notepad++Notepad++Verified

Last updated: June 29, 2022

All known file formats using extension .MD

While Markdown Document is a popular type of MD-file, we know of 5 different uses of the .MD extension. Different software may use files with the same extension for different types of data.

Chaos Desktop Metadata File

Files that contain the .md file extension are primarily associated with the Chaos Desktop software application that is distributed by Chaos Systems AB. Chaos Desktop is a document management software application. This software creates data and metadata from template information.

The metadata files created by the Chaos Desktop application are saved with the .md file suffix.

MD opener for Windows

We have identified one MD opener that is compatible with this specific type of MD file.

Chaos DesktopChaos DesktopVerified

MDCD Compressed Archive

The .md file extension is also used by MDCD 1.0. MDCD 1.0 is a file compression and decompression application that uses a 13 bit LZW algorithm. The files that are compressed using this compression utility are saved with the .md file extension.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 10 different MD openers which you will find listed below.

More file formats using the MD extension

Through our research of MD files, we know that the following formats exist. However, we have not yet analyzed them in detail.

  • Mayura Draw Document
  • Mike Davies Music Module

Various apps that use files with this extension

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

Microsoft Web Platform ExtensionsMicrosoft Web Platform ExtensionsUser submitted
WinDS PRO AppsWinDS PRO AppsUser submitted
Edge Code CCEdge Code CCUser submitted
E-book viewerE-book viewerUser submitted
CalibreCalibreUser submitted
BracketsBracketsUser submitted
MoneydanceMoneydanceUser submitted
Sakura Editor (Japanese)Sakura Editor (Japanese)User submitted
T-Spice ProT-Spice ProUser submitted
MaewinMaewinUser submitted

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