Open MAXD files

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Have you encountered a problem with a MAXD file? Don’t you know which program opens a file with this extension? You will find all the information you need about working with a MAXD file here. In the further part of this page we have added a list of programs that should open your MAXD file. It is enough you choose a proper application for your operating system, download and install it.

Programs which can open a MAXD file

How to open file with MAXD extension?

In order to open a file with MAXD extension one of the following programs must be installed on user’s system. If a problem with opening MAXD file occurred, it is highly possible that none of the listed programs is present on user’s system. Even if one or more said programs are installed, there may be issues related with given programs. In order to solve a problem with MAXD files, follow the instructions below.
Install PaperPort or other program from the list

Most often resolving problems with opening MAXD files is very simple. Just install an appropriate program that supports such files. All of the listed programs support MAXD files, but may vary in offered function and purpose. Some programs may be capable only of viewing contents of MAXD files or offer file conversion options, but may not be capable of editing such files.

Set PaperPort as the default program for opening MAXD files

It is possible that although a compatible program has been installed on user’s system, it is not used by the system to open it. This may happen because no default application was associated with this type of files. To associate MAXD files with given application, select "Open with" from drop-down menu (accessed by right-clicking on the file). Then select from the list the program or application you want to be used to open this type of file. If the PaperPort applications is not on the list, select "Browse" option in order to manually locate the directory where PaperPort has been installed.


Check the section that lists most common problems with MAXD files

Sometimes problems with opening MAXD files may not lie with the application itself, but can arise due to other causes, such as:

  • File data is corrupted
  • MAXD files has been not been completely download from the internet (only a part of the data has been downloaded)
  • Currently used user account hasn’t been granted necessary privileges to open MAXD files (should that be the case, please contact your system administrator or IT specialist)
  • MAXD file was being copied from a corrupted storage device and is incomplete or data is corrupted. (Copying files from unknown or untrusted sources should be conducted with great care as such files may contain malicious software, which can damage your system)

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