What is a .MENU File And How To Open It – id Software (Guide)

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Introduction

Have you downloaded a file with .menu extension, but you are not sure what it is? Perhaps you know what the file is, but you simply don’t know how to open it. Fear not, in this article we will show you how to easily open the .menu file in few simple steps on various systems.

What is a .MENU file?

The file extension .MENU is Quake 3 Engine Menu File. This file extension was developed by id Software. This file belongs to the text format and it is a game related file.

What to know

There are currently 5 software that can open the .menu file on 3 platforms.

How to open a .MENU file?

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

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

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

1. The first step is to download the id Software Quake 3, Microsoft Notepad and Microsoft WordPad software. This software will be used for opening the file.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .MENU 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 id Software Quake 3 software you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Windows.

How to open a .MENU file on Mac

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

1. The first step is to download the id Software Quake 3 and Apple TextEdit software. You will be using this software in order to open the file.

Step 2

Step 2: Finding your .MENU 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, 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 id Software Quake 3 software that you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Mac.

How to open a .MENU file on Linux

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

1. In the first step you need to download the GNU Emacs software. This software will be used for opening the file. You can also use id Software Quake 3 and GNU Emacs software.

Step 2

Step 2: Locate the .MENU 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: 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. In the fourth step, after clicking “Open with”, you should see the GNU Emacs software that you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Linux.

Still cannot open the .MENU file?

If you cannot open the .MENU file, it is entirely possible that you are trying to open the wrong file. There are many similar file extensions that look like the .MENU file.menu – Apple. 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 .MENU file with the id Software Quake 3, Microsoft Notepad, Microsoft WordPad programs on Windows, id Software Quake 3, Apple TextEdit programs on Mac and GNU Emacs, id Software Quake 3 software on Linux.