What is a .MCL File And How To Open It – Microsoft (Visual Guide)

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Have you came across a file with the .mcl extension, but it is a file you have never seen before? It is important to know how to open this file – in order to be able to work with it. In this article we will explain what .mcl file extension is, how to open it and how to work with it.

What is a .MCL file?

The file extension .MCL is Windows Media Center Link File. The creator of this file extension is Microsoft. The file has the xml format, and it is a settings related file.

What to know

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

How to open a .MCL file?

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

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

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

1. In the first step you need to download the Microsoft Windows Media Center software. This software will be used for opening the file.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .MCL 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 Microsoft Windows Media Center software you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Windows.

Still cannot open the .MCL file?

If you are still unable to open the .MCL file, it might be because you are trying to open the wrong one. The .MCL file extension is similar to other file extensions such as: .mclevel – Mojang Specifications, .mcmac – Mariner Software, .mcmeta – Mojang, .mco – Microsoft, .mcolor – David Norgren. 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 .MCL file with the Microsoft Windows Media Center program on Windows.