What is a .MAX File And How To Open It – Nuance Communications (Simple Steps)

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Have you came across a file with the .max extension, but it is a file you have never seen before? It is possible that you know what the file does, but you are unsure on how to open it. Don’t worry! This article explains everything about the .max file extension, how to open and work with it on various systems.

What is a .MAX file?

The file extension .MAX is from PaperPort Scanned Document.The creator of this file extension is Nuance Communications. The file is a raster related file.

What to know

There is currently 1 software that can open the .max file on 1 platform.

How to open a .MAX file?

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

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

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

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

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .MAX 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, after locating your file, right click on it and click “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 Nuance PaperPort software that you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Windows.

Still cannot open the .MAX file?

If you cannot open the .MAX file, it is entirely possible that you are trying to open the wrong file. The .MAX file extension is similar to other file extensions such as: .max – Autodesk, .max – Datel. You might be trying to open one of them. Please recheck the file extension again.


In this article you have learned how to open the .MAX file with the Nuance PaperPort program on Windows.