MGR File Type

- The quick facts

What are MGR files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening a MGR 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 MGR file?

MGR files have multiple uses, and Manager (MGR) Bitmap is one of them.

Manager (MGR) Bitmap

MGR bitmap is an image file format used by the Manager (MGR) windowing system, developed in 1984 for Sun workstations. Later the MGR window manager was also available for Apple Macintosh, Unix System V, Atari ST, Linux, FreeBSD, and more.

How to open MGR files

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

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 7 different MGR openers which you will find listed below.

Last updated: June 29, 2022

More file formats using the MGR extension

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

  • The Perfect General Map Graphics

Various apps that use files with this extension

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

TaskMagic PlayTaskMagic PlayUser submitted
TaskMagic Play HOME USE ONLYTaskMagic Play HOME USE ONLYUser submitted
TMPlayHomeTMPlayHomeUser submitted
Techsoft PixEditTechsoft PixEditUser submitted
EAR / PILAR BasicEAR / PILAR BasicUser submitted
Openbox MgCamd ExplorerOpenbox MgCamd ExplorerUser submitted
Open ItOpen ItUser submitted

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