What is a .MNL File And How To Open It – Autodesk (Guide)

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Have you downloaded a file with .mnl 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. Thanks to this easy guide you will be able to find out what .mnl file extension is, how to open it and how to work with it.

What is a .MNL file?

The .MNL file extension is AutoCAD Menu LISP File. This file extension belongs to the developer Autodesk. This file belongs to the text format and it is a miscellaneous file.

What to know

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

How to open a .MNL file?

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

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

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

1. In the first step you need to download the Autodesk AutoCAD 2020 software. You will be using this software in order to open the file. The other software that you can use is Autodesk AutoCAD 2020.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .MNL 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 Autodesk AutoCAD 2020 software you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Windows.

Still cannot open the .MNL file?

If you cannot open the .MNL file, it is entirely possible that you are trying to open the wrong file. There are many similar file extensions that look like the .MNL file.mnm – Autodesk, .mno – Adobe Systems, .mnr – Autodesk, .mns – Autodesk, .mnt – FoxPro Menu Memo. 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 .MNL file with the Autodesk AutoCAD 2020 program on Windows.