What is a .MNU File And How To Open It – Autodesk (Easy Steps)

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Have you downloaded a file with .mnu extension, but you have never seen this extension before? You most likely know what the file is, but you might be unsure on how to open it. That’s why we have made this article! You will learn how to open the .mnu file extension on various systems, what it is and how to work with it.

What is a .MNU file?

The file extension .MNU comes from AutoCAD Interface Layout File. It was developed by Autodesk. This settings related file is in text format.

What to know

There are currently 3 software that can open the .mnu file on 1 platform.

How to open a .MNU file?

Below you can find an easy to understand, step-by-step guide to open the .MNU file on your operating system/device.

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

There are 4 simple steps to open the .mnu file on Windows.

1. The first step is to download the Autodesk AutoCAD 2020, Microsoft Notepad and Microsoft WordPad software. You will be using this software in order to open the file.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .MNU file

2. The second step is locating 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: 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 .MNU file?

If you are still unable to open the .MNU file, it might be because you are trying to open the wrong one. There are many similar file extensions that look like the .MNU file.mnu – Adobe Systems, .mnu – TomTom International. You might be trying to open the wrong file, please recheck if you are trying to open the right file extension again.


In this article you have learned how to open the .MNU file with the Autodesk AutoCAD 2020, Microsoft Notepad, Microsoft WordPad programs on Windows.