How to open MEM file extension?

The author of advice: Mr Brankiewicz

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

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

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

  • Corel WordPerfect Macro Editor Format

    .mem file extension

    Category: Executables

    OS Software
    Windows Corel WordPerfect Office X5 Corel WordPerfect Office X5
  • Microsoft Visual FoxPro Mem Format

    .mem file extension

    Category: Archive Files

    OS Software
    Windows Microsoft Visual FoxPro 9.0 Microsoft Visual FoxPro 9.0
  • Virtual Game Station Memory Format

    .mem file extension

    Category: Games Files

    OS Software
    Windows Connectix Virtual Game Station Connectix Virtual Game Station
    MAC OS Connectix Virtual Game Station Connectix Virtual Game Station
  • Mnemosyne Card Collection Format

    .mem file extension

    Category: Database Files

    OS Software
    Windows The Mnemosyne Project The Mnemosyne Project
    MAC OS The Mnemosyne Project The Mnemosyne Project
    Linux The Mnemosyne Project The Mnemosyne Project
  • Parallels Virtual Machine Memory Dump Format

    .mem file extension


    OS Software
    MAC OS Parallels Desktop 6 for Mac Parallels Desktop 6 for Mac

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

  • Download Malware/viruses removal tool from MEM 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 MEM extension of files?

The problem that often causes damage concerning MEM 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 MEM 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 MEM file extension
  • MEM 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 MEM files


If MEM 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 MEM 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 MEM 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 MEM 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 MEM 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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