What is a .MPS File And How To Open It – IBM (Simple Steps)

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Introduction

Have you downloaded a file with .mps extension, but you are not sure what it is? It is possible that you know what the file does, but you are unsure on how to open it. In this article we will explain what .mps file extension is, how to open it and how to work with it.

What is a .MPS file?

The file extension .MPS is from Mathematical Programming System File.This file extension belongs to the developer IBM. This file belongs to the text format and it is a data related file.

What to know

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

How to open a .MPS file?

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

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

The .mps file can be opened in 4 steps on Windows.

1. The first step is to download the Gnumeric software. This software will be used for opening the file. Other software that can be used in opening this file is: Gnumeric and Microsoft Notepad.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .MPS 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 right click on your file and choose “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 Gnumeric software that you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Windows.

How to open a .MPS file on Mac

To open the .mps file on Mac, please follow these 4 easy steps.

1. The first step is to download the Apple TextEdit software. This software will be used for opening the file.

Step 2

Step 2: Finding your .MPS 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: 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. After choosing the “Open with” option, you will have an option to choose the Apple TextEdit software you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Mac.

How to open a .MPS file on Linux

Below you can see a visual guide on how to open the .mps 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 Gnumeric, Vim and GNU Emacs software.

Step 2

Step 2: Locate the .MPS 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: 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. Click on the software and click “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Linux.

Still cannot open the .MPS file?

If you cannot open the .MPS file, it is entirely possible that you are trying to open the wrong file. The .MPS file extension is similar to other file extensions such as: .mps – Rockstar Games, .mps – Microsoft. 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 .MPS file with the Gnumeric, Microsoft Notepad programs on Windows, Apple TextEdit program on Mac and GNU Emacs, Gnumeric, Vim software on Linux.