MUS File Type

- The quick facts

What are MUS files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening a MUS 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 MUS file?

MUS files have multiple uses, and Finale Notation is one of them.

Finale Notation File

The files contain music notations composed with the Finale software application, MakeMusic's music notation program. The MUS files used by their programs save data in the MIDI file format.

MUS files are very similar to MID files, but they contain additional information that can only be read by the MakeMusic notation software. The MUS files contain music notation details, but they do not have any audio data.

How to open MUS files

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

Programs that open Finale Notation files


Last updated: March 24, 2022

More file formats using the MUS extension

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

  • Advanced Layouter Model
  • Doom/Heretic Music
  • Dynamix Music Data Container
  • Electronic Arts Music
  • FAC Soundtracker Music Module
  • Gateway Music
  • MASI Music Driver
  • MVSTracker Music Module
  • Myriad Harmony / Melody Assistant Music

Various apps that use files with this extension

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

Final Media PlayerFinal Media PlayerUser submitted
Finale NotePadFinale NotePadUser submitted
Finale PrintMusicFinale PrintMusicUser submitted
Finale SongWriterFinale SongWriterUser submitted
Finale ReaderFinale ReaderUser submitted
Harmony Assistant - Win32Harmony Assistant - Win32User submitted
Melody Assistant - Windows -sMelody Assistant - Windows -sUser submitted
PrintMusicPrintMusicUser submitted
Garritan Ambiance InstallerGarritan Ambiance InstallerUser submitted

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