MD File - opening and understanding

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

What is a MD 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 that are created by the Chaos Desktop application are stored with the .md file suffix.

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.

How to open MD 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 MD for different purposes.

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

Suggest another file format using extension MD

While we know of one file format using the .MD file extension, there may be more. It is widespread that different programs use files with the same file extension for very different types of data. Please let us know if you are aware of a different kind of .MD file.

Various viewers for this file format

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
calibre - E-book managementcalibre - E-book managementUser submitted
BracketsBracketsUser submitted
MoneydanceMoneydanceUser submitted
Microsoft Visual Studio CodeMicrosoft Visual Studio CodeUser submitted
Notepad++Notepad++User submitted
MarkdownPadMarkdownPadUser submitted
We have not verified any software that we know for certain will work with MD-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 MD-files. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!