What is a .MARKDN File And How To Open It – John Gruber (Simple Steps)

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Introduction

Have you downloaded a file with .markdn extension, but you are not sure what it is? You most likely know what the file is, but you might be unsure on how to open it. In this article we will explain what .markdn file extension is, how to open it and how to work with it.

What is a .MARKDN file?

The .MARKDN file extension is Markdown File. This file extension belongs to the developer John Gruber. The format of this development related file is text.

What to know

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

How to open a .MARKDN file?

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

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

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

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

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .MARKDN 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: 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 Microsoft Notepad software you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Windows.

How to open a .MARKDN file on Mac

To open the .markdn file on Mac, please follow these 4 easy steps.

1. In the first step you need to download the MacroMates TextMate and Apple TextEdit software. You will be using this software in order to open the file.

Step 2

Step 2: Finding your .MARKDN 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. After choosing the “Open with” option, you will have an option to choose the MacroMates TextMate software you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Mac.

Still cannot open the .MARKDN file?

If you cannot open the .MARKDN file, it is entirely possible that you are trying to open the wrong file. The .MARKDN file extension is similar to other file extensions such as: .markdown – John Gruber, .mars – Adobe Systems, .marshal – RISE to Bloome Software, .mart – MartView, .mas – Image Space. 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 .MARKDN file with the Microsoft Notepad program on Windows and MacroMates TextMate, Apple TextEdit programs on Mac.