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

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Have you came across a file with the .mus extension and you don’t know 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 .mus file extension is, how to open it and how to work with it.

What is a .MUS file?

The .MUS file extension is Doom Music File. It was developed by id Software. The format of this audio related file is binary.

What to know

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

How to open a .MUS file?

In this part of the article we will show you how to open the .MUS file on various operating systems.

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

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

1. In the first step you need to download the SLADE, ZDoom and GZDoom software. This software will be used for opening the file.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .MUS 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 SLADE software you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Windows.

Still cannot open the .MUS file?

If you cannot open the .MUS file, it is entirely possible that you are trying to open the wrong file. The .MUS file extension is similar to other file extensions such as: .mus – MakeMusic, .mus – Mojang, .mus – Electronic Arts. 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 .MUS file with the SLADE, ZDoom, GZDoom programs on Windows.