MXD File - opening and understanding

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

What is a MXD file?

A .MXD file is an ArcMap GIS project file. Through our analysis of MXD files, we know that one use of the format is ArcMap GIS project. We have not yet described in detail what these files contain and what they are used for, but our team is working tiredlessly through thousands of file formats. We'd love hearing from you if you have information about the format.

How to open MXD 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 MXD for different purposes.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 6 different MXD openers which you will find listed below.

Other file formats using extension .MXD

While ArcMap GIS project is a popular type of MXD-file, we know of 3 different uses of the .MXD extension.

The MXD file extension indicates to your device which app can open the file. However, different apps may use the same file extension for different types of data. So a MXD opener may not be able to open all kinds of MXD files. In this case, look through all formats to make sure you find the best suited MXD viewer.

MX series Remote Control configuration

Through our analysis of MXD files, we know that one use of the format is MX series Remote Control configuration . We have not yet described in detail what these files contain and what they are used for, but our team is working tiredlessly through thousands of file formats. We'd love hearing from you if you have information about the format.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 6 different MXD openers which you will find listed below.

MX-850 Remote Control configuration

Through our analysis of MXD files, we know that one use of the format is MX-850 Remote Control configuration. We have not yet described in detail what these files contain and what they are used for, but our team is working tiredlessly through thousands of file formats. We'd love hearing from you if you have information about the format.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 6 different MXD openers which you will find listed below.

Various viewers for this file format

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

ArcGISArcGISUser submitted
Mids' Hero/Villain DesignerMids' Hero/Villain DesignerUser submitted
MelticeMelticeUser submitted
MxPro ApplicationMxPro ApplicationUser submitted
Morfik AppsBuilder FXMorfik AppsBuilder FXUser submitted
ArcView, ArcEditor, ArcInfo, ArcReaderArcView, ArcEditor, ArcInfo, ArcReaderUser submitted
We have not verified any software that we know for certain will work with MXD-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 MXD-files. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!