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

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Introduction

Have you downloaded a file with .m extension, but you have never seen this extension before? It is possible that you know what the file does, but you are unsure on how to open it. Thanks to this easy guide you will be able to find out what .m file extension is, how to open it and how to work with it.

What is a .M file?

The .M file extension is from Mercury Source Code File. The creator of this file extension is The Mercury Project. The format of this file is text, and it is a development related file.

What to know

There are currently 5 software that can open the .m file on 2 platforms.

How to open a .M file?

Below we will show you a step-by-step guide on how to open the .M file on various operating systems.

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

There are 4 simple steps to open the .m file on Windows.

1. In the first step you need to download the gVim software. You will be using this software in order to open the file. You can also use winmercury, gVim and Microsoft Notepad software.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .M file

2. In the second step you need to locate the downloaded file. The file can be usually found in your /download/ folder if you don’t remember where you have downloaded it to.

Step 3

Step 3: Choose “Open with”

3. In the third step right click on your file and choose “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 gVim software you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Windows.

How to open a .M file on Linux

There are 4 simple steps to open the .m file on Linux.

1. The first step is to download the Vim software. This software will be used for opening the file. The other software that you can use is GNU Emacs and Vim.

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

Still cannot open the .M file?

If you are still unable to open the .M file, it might be because you are trying to open the wrong one. The .M file extension is similar to other file extensions such as: .m – Apple, .m – The MathWorks, .m – Wolfram Research. You might be trying to open one of them. Please recheck the file extension again.

Conclusion

In this article you have learned how to open the .M file with the gVim, winmercury, Microsoft Notepad programs on Windows and Vim, GNU Emacs software on Linux.