What is a .M File And How To Open It – The MathWorks (Guide)

Introduction

While downloading files, you might have downloaded a file with the .m extension. It is possible that you know what the file does, but you are unsure on how to open it. That’s why you are here! We have made this guide for you to learn more about the .m file extension and how to open it.

What is a .M file?

The .M file extension is MATLAB Source Code File. This file extension belongs to the developer The MathWorks. The file has the text format, and it is a development related file.

What to know

There are currently 2 software that can open the .m file on 3 platforms.

How to open a .M file?

Below we have written a comprehensive guide on how to open the .M file on various operating systems.

How to open a .M file on Windows (7, 8, 10)

To open the .m file on Windows, please follow these 4 easy steps.

1. In the first step you need to download the Notepad++ software. You will be using this software in order to open the file. You can also use The MathWorks MATLAB and Notepad++ software.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .M file

2. In the second step you need to locate the downloaded file. If you don’t remember where you have downloaded your file to, you should check your /download/ folder as it usually gets automatically saved there.

Step 3

Step 3: Choose “Open with”

3. In the third step, after locating your file, right click on it and click “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Choose the software and click ok

4. After choosing the “Open with” option, you will have an option to choose the Notepad++ software you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Windows.

How to open a .M file on Mac

We have written below an easy-to-understand guide on how to open the .m file on Mac in 4 easy steps.

1. In the first step you need to download the The MathWorks MATLAB software. This software will be used for opening the file. Other software that can be used in opening this file is: The MathWorks MATLAB.

Step 2

Step 2: Finding your .M file

2. In the second step you need to locate the downloaded file. If you don’t remember where you have downloaded your file to, you should check your /download/ folder as it usually gets automatically saved there.

Step 3

Step 3: Clicking “Open with”

3. In the third step, after locating your file, right click on it and click “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Choosing the software to open your file

4. In the fourth step, after clicking “Open with”, you should see the The MathWorks MATLAB software that you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Mac.

How to open a .M file on Linux

To open the .m file on Linux, please follow these 4 easy steps.

1. The first step is to download the The MathWorks MATLAB software. You will be using this software in order to open the file. The other software that you can use is The MathWorks MATLAB.

Step 2

Step 2: Locate the .M file

2. In the second step you need to locate the downloaded file. If you don’t remember where you have downloaded your file to, you should check your /download/ folder as it usually gets automatically saved there.

Step 3

Step 3: Hover over the “Open with” button

3. In the third step right click on your file and choose “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Open the file choosing the software

4. After choosing the “Open with” option, you will have an option to choose the The MathWorks MATLAB software you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Linux.

Still cannot open the .M file?

If you cannot open the .M file, it is entirely possible that you are trying to open the wrong file. The .M file extension is similar to other file extensions such as: .m – Apple, .m – The Mercury Project, .m – Wolfram Research. You might be trying to open the wrong file, please recheck if you are trying to open the right file extension again.

Conclusion

In this article you have learned how to open the .M file with the Notepad++, The MathWorks MATLAB programs on Windows, The MathWorks MATLAB program on Mac and The MathWorks MATLAB software on Linux.