What is a .M File And How To Open It – Apple

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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. Fear not, in this article we will show you how to easily open the .m file in few simple steps on various systems.

What is a .M file?

The file extension .M stands for Objective-C Implementation File. The creator of this file extension is Apple. The file has the text format, and it is a development related file.

What to know

There are currently 8 software that can open the .m file on 3 platforms.

How to open a .M file?

In this part of the article we will show you how to open the .M file on various operating systems.

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

Below you can see a visual guide on how to open the .m file on Windows in 4 easy steps.

1. The first step is to download the gVim software. You will be using this software in order to open the file. The other software that you can use is Richardson EditRocket, jEdit and gVim.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .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: 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. In the fourth step, after clicking “Open with”, you should see the gVim software that 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 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 Apple Xcode, Bare Bones BBEdit, MacroMates TextMate, Richardson EditRocket, jEdit and MacVim software. This software will be used for opening the file.

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 Apple Xcode 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

Below you can see a visual guide on how to open the .m file on Linux in 4 easy steps.

1. In the first step you need to download the Richardson EditRocket, jEdit and Vim software. You will be using this software in order to open the file.

Step 2

Step 2: Locate the .M file

2. The second step is locating 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 Richardson EditRocket 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. There are many similar file extensions that look like the .M file.m – The MathWorks, .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 gVim, Richardson EditRocket, jEdit programs on Windows, Apple Xcode, Bare Bones BBEdit, MacroMates TextMate, Richardson EditRocket, jEdit, MacVim programs on Mac and Richardson EditRocket, jEdit, Vim software on Linux.