How to open MPS file extension?

The author of advice: Mr Brankiewicz

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

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

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

  • Microsoft Pocket Streets Map Format

    .mps file extension

    Category: GPS&GIS Files

    OS Software
  • Max Payne Saved Game Format

    .mps file extension

    Category: Games Files

    OS Software
    Windows Rockstar Games Max Payne Rockstar Games Max Payne
    MAC OS MacSoft Max Payne MacSoft Max Payne

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

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

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


If MPS 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 MPS 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 MPS 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 MPS 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 MPS 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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