How to open MUS files

Did your computer fail to open a MUS file? We explain what MUS files are and recommend software that we know can open or convert your files.

What is a MUS file?

Files that contain the .mus file extension are most commonly associated with music notation files that have been created by the Finale software application, which is MakeMusic's music notation program.

MakeMusic is popular for their music notation software, which allows for the composing and publishing of music files and information. The MUS files that are 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 contain any actual audio data.

MUS file openers, viewers, etc.

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
FinaleFinaleUser submitted
Finale NotePadFinale NotePadUser submitted
FinaleR NotePadFinaleR NotePadUser submitted
Finale PrintMusicFinale PrintMusicUser submitted
Finale SongWriterFinale SongWriterUser submitted
Harmony Assistant - Win32Harmony Assistant - Win32User submitted
Finale ReaderFinale ReaderUser submitted
Melody Assistant - Windows -sMelody Assistant - Windows -sUser submitted
FinaleR ReaderFinaleR ReaderUser submitted
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