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

Introduction

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

What is a .MPT file?

The .MPT file extension stands for Microsoft Project Template. It was developed by Microsoft. The format of this file is binary, and it is a settings related file.

What to know

There are currently 2 software that can open the .mpt file on 3 platforms.

How to open a .MPT file?

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

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

Below you can see a visual guide on how to open the .mpt file on Windows in 4 easy steps.

1. In the first step you need to download the Microsoft Project 365 and MOOS Project Viewer software. You will be using this software in order to open the file.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .MPT 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, after locating your file, right click on it and click “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 Microsoft Project 365 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 .MPT file on Mac

There are 4 simple steps to open the .mpt file on Mac.

1. The first step is to download the MOOS Project Viewer software. You will be using this software in order to open the file.

Step 2

Step 2: Finding your .MPT 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. In the fourth step, after clicking “Open with”, you should see the MOOS Project Viewer software that you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Mac.

How to open a .MPT file on Linux

The .mpt file can be opened in 4 steps on Linux.

1. In the first step you need to download the MOOS Project Viewer software. This software will be used for opening the file.

Step 2

Step 2: Locate the .MPT 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: 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 MOOS Project Viewer software that you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Linux.

Still cannot open the .MPT file?

If you are still unable to open the .MPT file, it might be because you are trying to open the wrong one. The .MPT file extension is similar to other file extensions such as: .mpu – MPEG Layer 3 Audio File, .mpv – Moving Picture Experts Group, .mpv2 – MPEG-2 Video Stream, .mpw – Microsoft, .mpws – MathPiper. You might be trying to open the wrong file, please recheck if you are trying to open the right file extension again.

Conclusion

In this article you have learned how to open the .MPT file with the Microsoft Project 365, MOOS Project Viewer programs on Windows, MOOS Project Viewer program on Mac and MOOS Project Viewer software on Linux.