File Extension MXD

.MXD File

File extension: MXD
File type: GIS Project File (Map)


Notes about the MXD file extension:



To open this file type, a required software must be installed. Without it you only see a Windows message "The following file cannot be opened" (Windows 7) or "How do you want to open this file?" (Windows 10) if you double-click the file. There click on "More apps" and choose a suitable software to view such files on your PC or from email attachments.

The MXD file type is primarily associated with 'ArcMap' by ESRI. ArcMap is the desktop application for map-based tasks including cartography, map analysis, and editing.

Detailed information for file extension MXD:


Primary association: ArcMap
Company: ESRI
Identifying characters Hex: D0 CF 11 E0 A1 B1 1A E1 00 , ASCII:

Other applications associated with file type MXD:

File Identifier - TrID
'Identifying characters' used on FILExt.com are
provided by Marco Pontello from his TrID database




To change file associations press Windows Key + X and then Apps and Features > Default apps > Choose default apps by file type. Invalid file associations could be the result of underlying issues within your Windows PC.

Technical data

To view technical data on file-extension MXD click this link to expand/hide the additional area.

System Info for File Extension .MXD

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: ArcMapDocument
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\ArcGIS\Bin\ArcMap.exe %1

ProgramID: MXmxd
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\mfw\pfe\pfe32.exe %1

ProgramID: esriArcMapUI.MxDocument
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\ArcGIS\Bin\ArcMap.exe


Did this entry help you? Next time avoid the search engines and come directly to FILExt.



Home | How To Use FILExt | Tell Us About an Extension | FAQ | Terms | Privacy
© Copyright 2000- FILExt - All Rights Reserved. Microsoft is a trademark of the Microsoft group of companies