File Extension MAX

.MAX File

File extension: MAX
File type: Scanned Image
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Notes about the MAX file extension:



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The MAX file type is primarily associated with 'PaperPort' by ScanSoft Inc.. File: PPPAGEVW.EXE. Also captured by Visioneer Page View. If you have been sent a picture from someone in this format, try using the viewer. If that doesn't work for you ask them to resend the picture in a format you can view.

Detailed information for file extension MAX:


Primary association: PaperPort
Company: ScanSoft Inc.
File classification: Graphic
Identifying characters Hex: 56 69 47 , ASCII: ViG
Program ID: Paper.Document
Related links: PaperPort Viewer

Other applications associated with file type MAX:

  • 3D Studio (Scene) by Autodesk, Inc. This association is classified as CAD/CAM.
  • 3ds Max (Studio Max Scene) by Autodesk, Inc.3ds max is a 3D modeling, animation, and rendering solution. The identifying characters used for this association are - Hex: D0 CF 11 E0 A1 B1 1A E1 00
  • Creative Writer (Document) by Microsoft Corporation, Creative Writer is a word-processing program created by Microsoft's Microsoft Kids subsidiary in 1993. , , Using this program, which is specifically targeted at children, it is possible to create documents such as letters, posters, flyers and stories complete with different fonts, Clip Art, Wordart and effects. , , The program is no longer being marketed.
    , This association is classified as Text. Related links: Archive.org Microsoft Kids Page, Wikipedia Creative Writer Page
  • CryptoMailer (Encrypted File) by TheGreenBowCryptoMailer is an encryption tool which lets you encapsulate files into a secure encrypted file with MAX file extension which can only be opened using CryptoMailer. This is especially useful for email attachments.
    This association is classified as Archive.
  • Max Source Code
  • Maximizer Contact & E-business Program
  • OmniPage (Image) by Nuance Communications, Inc.Program ID: OmniPage.maxImage
  • OrCAD (Layout File) by Cadence Design Systems, Inc.OrCAD personal productivity tools are designed to boost productivity for smaller design teams and individual printed circuit board (PCB) designers. The integrated PCB design suites include design capture, librarian tools, a PCB editor, an auto/interactive router, and optional analog and mixed-signal simulator. This association is classified as CAD/CAM.
  • PS2 (Powersave File) The identifying characters used for this association are - Hex: 50 73 32 50 6F 77 65 72 53 61 76 65 , ASCII: Ps2PowerSave
  • Unknown Apple II File ((found on Golden Orchard Apple II CD Rom))

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Important: Invalid file associations could be the result of underlying issues within your Windows PC. It is highly recommended that you scan your PC for invalid registry entries, unused processes and other slowdown issues.

Technical data

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System Info for File Extension .MAX

The following listing is compiled from the database produced by the 'Associate This!' program, selected data from the main FILExt database and information FILExt collected directly from user systems.

ProgramID: XnView.Image
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\XnView\xnview.exe %1

ProgramID: Paper.Document
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\VISION~1\PAPERP~1\pppagevw.exe

ProgramID: Paper.Document
EXEFile: D:\PAPRPORT\PAPRPORT.EXE %1

ProgramID: 3DStudio.MAX
EXEFile: E:\3dsmax5\3dsmax.exe %1

ProgramID: Paper.Document
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\ScanSoft\PaperPort Viewer\Ppviewer.exe %1

ProgramID: 3DStudio.MAX
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\3dsmax7\3dsmax.exe %1

ProgramID: Paper.Document
EXEFile: C:\PAPRPORT\PAPRPORT.EXE %1

ProgramID: Paper.Document
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\ScanSoft\PAPERP~1\PPPAGEVW.EXE %1

ProgramID: Paper.Document
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Scansoft\PaperPort\PPPAGEVW.EXE %1

ProgramID: OrCADLayoutStdDemo10.0.0
EXEFile: C:\OrCAD\OrCAD_10.0_Demo\tools\Layout\Lsession.exe %1

ProgramID: OmniPage.maxImage
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\ScanSoft\OmniPagePro14.0\omnipage.exe %1

ProgramID: Max3.Document
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Microsoft Data Analyzer\Data Analyzer 3.5\Max3.exe %1

ProgramID: Creative Writer
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\MI46C1~1\CREATI~1\Writer.Exe %1

ProgramID: 3DStudio.MAX
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\3dsmax5\3dsmax.exe %1

ProgramID: 3DStudio.GMAX
EXEFile: C:\gmax\gmax.exe %1

ProgramID: 3dsmax6
EXEFile: D:\Discreet\3dsmax6\3dsmax.exe %1

ProgramID: 3DStudio.MAX
EXEFile: C:\Ashadid\3dsMAX\3dsmax.exe %1

ProgramID: Comsrv.MaxDocument
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Autodesk Building Systems 2006\vizr.exe %1

ProgramID: 3DStudio.MAX
EXEFile: D:\3dsmax7\3dsmax.exe %1

ProgramID: 3DStudio.MAX
EXEFile: D:\3dsmax\3dsmax.exe %1

ProgramID: 3DStudio.MAX
EXEFile: D:\3dsmax6\3dsmax.exe %1

ProgramID: 3DStudio.MAX
EXEFile: C:\3dsmax4\3dsmax.exe %1

ProgramID: 3DStudio.MAX
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\3ds Max 7\3dsmax.exe %1

ProgramID: 3DStudio.MAX
EXEFile: D:\Yogi 8.8.05\F o t o\3-D S Max\3dsmax7\3DSMAX.EXE %1

ProgramID: 3DStudio.MAX
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Autodesk\3dsMax8\3dsmax.exe %1

ProgramID: Paper.Document
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\ScanSoft\PAPERP~2\PPPAGEVW.exe %1

ProgramID: OmniPage.maxImage
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\ScanSoft\OmniPage15.0\omnipage.exe

ProgramID: Paper.Document
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\visioneer\paperport\pppagevw.exe

ProgramID: Creative Writer
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\MICROS~4\CREATI~1\Writer.Exe

ProgramID: Paper.Document
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\scansoft\PAPERP~1\pppagevw.exe

ProgramID: 3dsmax
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Autodesk\3ds Max 9\\3dsmax.exe

ProgramID: EMBIRD.File.max
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\EMBIRD32\EMBIRD.EXE

ProgramID: 3DStudio.VIZ
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Autodesk VIZ 2006\3dsviz.exe

ProgramID: OmniPage.maxImage
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\ScanSoft\OmniPageSE3.0\omnipage.exe


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