Open MXP files

  • Full name
    Adobe (Macromedia) Extension Package Format
  • Developer
    Adobe Systems
  • Popularity
Have you encountered a problem with a MXP 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 MXP file here. In the further part of this page we have added a list of programs that should open your MXP file. It is enough you choose a proper application for your operating system, download and install it.

What is MXP file?

The file extension MXP is used to denote so-called extension packages, ie extension packages for the website editor Adobe Dreamweaver and the graphics editing program Adobe FireWorks. With plugins programs can be added to new functionalities, for example the import and export of new formats. Usually there is an MXX file with the same mxi file containing the description of the extension.

More info

MXP and mxi files can be installed by double-clicking. The opening Adobe Extension Manager can also be opened in Dreamweaver via the menu 'Help-> Manage Extensions'. Here you can install an extension via 'File-> Install extension'.

MXP and mxi files are usually located together in the user folder under 'C: UsersUsernameAppDataRoamingAdobeExtension ManagerConfigurationExtensions'.

Programs which can open a MXP file

How to open file with MXP extension?

In order to open a file with MXP extension one of the following programs must be installed on user’s system. If a problem with opening MXP 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 MXP files, follow the instructions below.
Install Adobe Extension Manager or other program from the list

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

Set Adobe Extension Manager as the default program for opening MXP 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 MXP 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 Adobe Extension Manager applications is not on the list, select "Browse" option in order to manually locate the directory where Adobe Extension Manager has been installed.


Check the section that lists most common problems with MXP files

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

  • File data is corrupted
  • MXP 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 MXP files (should that be the case, please contact your system administrator or IT specialist)
  • MXP 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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