MDA File Type

- The quick facts

What are MDA files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening a MDA 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 MDA file?

MDA files have multiple uses, and EPICS Sscan/saveData Format is one of them.

EPICS Sscan/saveData Format

We have not yet analyzed in detail what these files contain and what they are used for. We're working on it.

How to open MDA files

Important: Different programs may use files with the MDA file extension for different purposes, so unless you are sure which format your MDA file is, you may need to try a few different programs.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 8 different MDA openers which you will find listed below.

Last updated: June 29, 2022

More file formats using the MDA extension

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

  • MicroDesign Area Bitmap
  • Micrografx Archive
  • Rays Media Data

Various apps that use files with this extension

These apps are known to open certain types of MDA files. Remember, different programs may use MDA 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
Microsoft Office Mondo - EnglishMicrosoft Office Mondo - EnglishUser submitted
Microsoft Application VirtualizationMicrosoft Application VirtualizationUser submitted
QuickScanQuickScanUser submitted
Softricity SoftGridSoftricity SoftGridUser submitted
Gardenware Labeling ProgramGardenware Labeling ProgramUser submitted
My ViewPadMy ViewPadUser submitted

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