What is a .M File And How To Open It – Wolfram Research (Guide)

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Introduction

Have you came across a file with the .m extension and you don’t know what it is? It is possible that you know what the file does, but you are unsure on how to open it. That’s why we have made this article! You will learn how to open the .m file extension on various systems, what it is and how to work with it.

What is a .M file?

The .M file extension is from Mathematica Input File. The development of this file was done by Wolfram Research. This file belongs to the text format and it is a data related file.

What to know

There are currently 5 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. The other software that you can use is Wolfram Research Mathematica, Microsoft Notepad and Notepad++.

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. Click on the software and click “OK”. That’s all, now 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. The first step is to download the Wolfram Research Mathematica software. You will be using this software in order to open the file. The other software that you can use is Wolfram Research Mathematica and Apple TextEdit.

Step 2

Step 2: Finding 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: Clicking “Open with”

3. In the third step right click on your file and choose “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 Wolfram Research Mathematica software that you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Mac.

How to open a .M file on Linux

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

1. In the first step you need to download the Wolfram Research Mathematica and gedit software. This software will be used for opening the file.

Step 2

Step 2: Locate the .M file

2. The second step is locating 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: Hover over the “Open with” button

3. In the third step, after locating your file, right click on it and click “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 Wolfram Research Mathematica software you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. That’s all, now 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 MathWorks, .m – The Mercury Project. 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++, Wolfram Research Mathematica, Microsoft Notepad programs on Windows, Wolfram Research Mathematica, Apple TextEdit programs on Mac and Wolfram Research Mathematica, gedit software on Linux.