How to open MAX file extension?

The author of advice: Mr Brankiewicz

MAX files are incessantly popular. However, a file name containing MAX file extension is problematic for some of the users. They have problems with correct opening of a file with MAX extension. However, it should be remembered that MAX file extension can match one or more types of files. The most popular is 3D Studio Max Scene Format but if there are others, you will find information concerning them below.

So, it is worth looking close at the problem concerning MAX files and search for its solution.

A list of programs supporting files types with MAX extension can be found below. Applications are sorted according to appropriate operational systems and their popularity.

  • 3D Studio Max Scene Format

    .max file extension

    Category: 3D&CAD Files

    OS Software
    Windows Autodesk 3ds Max 2011 Autodesk 3ds Max 2011
  • PaperPort Scanned Format

    .max file extension

    Category: Graphic Files

    OS Software
    Windows Nuance PaperPort 12 Nuance PaperPort 12
    Nuance OmniPage 17 Nuance OmniPage 17
    Nuance PaperPort Viewer Nuance PaperPort Viewer
    MAC OS Nuance OmniPage Pro X Nuance OmniPage Pro X
    Nuance PaperPort Viewer Nuance PaperPort Viewer
    Linux Maxview Maxview
  • OmniPage Scanned Document

    .max file extension

    Category: Document Files

    OS Software
    Windows Nuance OmniPage 17 Nuance OmniPage 17
    Nuance PaperPort 12 Nuance PaperPort 12
    MAC OS Nuance OmniPage Pro X Nuance OmniPage Pro X
    Linux Maxview Maxview
  • Action Replay Max Save Format

    .max file extension

    Category: Games Files


How to check if a file we want to open is not infected by malware or viruses?

  • Download Malware/viruses removal tool from MAX files in the Windows system.
  • Click “Start scanning” and wait until the programme performs the scanning process on your computer.

What are the reasons of errors concerning MAX extension of files?

The problem that often causes damage concerning MAX extension are Windows system registry errors. That is why, in the first place it is recommended to:

  • Scan computer in order to identify, repair and open the MAX file
  • Check system registry from the angle of hidden errors
  • Repair file’s associations with programs in the system registry

If you are not sure if the above problems concern you, you should consider other frequent irregularities:

  • You do not have an appropriate application installed that supports MAX file extension
  • MAX file is corrupted
  • The application’s version necessary to open the file is not correct
  • The file is not assigned to an appropriate program

Solving problems with MAX files


If MAX file does not open, firstly, it is worth using files associations built in the Windows system with application that can support them. In order to do it, you should double-click a MAX file icon. A list of programs that probably support such a file will appear. It is enough to choose one of them so that Windows would open a given extension with it. Incorrect file’s association will result in Windows trying to open MAX file with a wrong program all the time even if there is an appropriate application supporting this format on a drive. In this case, it is necessary to perform the above mentioned registry scanning and associations’ repair.

If associations are correct and Windows still cannot open the file, most probably the computer does not have appropriate software supporting files with name containing MAX in their extension. The solution to this problem is very simple. You should buy or download a free (if they exist) application that will allow you to open, browse and edit MAX format (You can also try to find more informations on FileInfo). It is no risk because many paid programs have free test versions enabling to check their functionality.

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