What is a .MAC File And How To Open It – Apple (Guide)

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Introduction

Have you came across a file with the .mac 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. In this article we will explain what .mac file extension is, how to open it and how to work with it.

What is a .MAC file?

The file extension .MAC stands for MacPaint Image. This file extension was developed by Apple. This file belongs to the binary format and it is a raster related file.

What to know

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

How to open a .MAC file?

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

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

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

1. In the first step you need to download the Corel PaintShop Pro software. You will be using this software in order to open the file.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .MAC 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. In the fourth step, after clicking “Open with”, you should see the Corel PaintShop Pro software that you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Windows.

How to open a .MAC file on Mac

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

1. The first step is to download the Lemkesoft GraphicConverter software. You will be using this software in order to open the file. You can also use Lemkesoft GraphicConverter and Apple QuickTime Player software.

Step 2

Step 2: Finding your .MAC 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: 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 Lemkesoft GraphicConverter software that you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Mac.

Still cannot open the .MAC file?

If you are still unable to open the .MAC file, it might be because you are trying to open the wrong one. There are many similar file extensions that look like the .MAC file.macbin – Apple, .mad – Electronic Arts, .mad – Microsoft, .mae – My Avatar Editor, .maf – National Cancer Institute. 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 .MAC file with the Corel PaintShop Pro program on Windows and Lemkesoft GraphicConverter, Apple QuickTime Player programs on Mac.