.MAX File Extension

Nuance Communications
File Type:
PaperPort Scanned Document

Having trouble opening .max extension? Don't panic! This page explains what max files are as well as suggests programs you may use to open max files. You can download these programs through this page.

What is a MAX file?

Max file extension has PaperPort Scanned Document file type, developed by Nuance Communications, which is associated with the "raster image files" category.

Typically generated with ScanSoft PaperPort, the file provides an image that has been created by the software. It uses a proprietary file format, which is supported by ScanSoft software.

To learn how you can open the given file, read the information below.

max file icon
Nuance Communications
File Type:
PaperPort Scanned Document
Raster Image Files

How to open MAX file?

Double click the max file to open it. The file will open automatically if file associations have been correctly installed and there is a proper program on your computer; if not, file associations may be corrupted and your OS either cannot find the proper program, or you might not have one for opening the file. First, we recommend downloading our utility to fix file association errors; then, you can download any program for opening the .max extension from the ones suggested below. If you are certain there is nothing wrong with the file associations, you may proceed to method 2 right away; besides, if you can't make up your mind when choosing the right program, use Universal File Viewer from the last method.

Method 1: Fix file association errors

Follow these steps in order to automatically fix the max extension associations' problem in no time:

  • Step 1: Click on "Download Solution" to download automatic tool provided by WikiExt.
  • Step 2: Click "Start Scan" to identify all potential issues.
  • Step 3: Review scan results and click "Fix Items".

File Size: 3.04 MB, Download time: < 1 min. on DSL/ADSL/Cable

This Tool is Compatible With: Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8/8.1, 10

Method 2: Download the appropriate software

The given list provides programs which may be used for opening or converting the max file. Choose the proper program for your OS, and click it to start the download or proceed to the developer's website.

Programs that open MAX files

  • Windows Windows
    • Nuance PaperPort 14 Nuance PaperPort 14
    • Nuance OmniPage Ultimate Nuance OmniPage Ultimate
  • Linux Linux
    • Maxview Maxview

Method 3: Use universal file viewer

In addition to the list of programs above, we recommend using Universal File Viewer. This tool can open over 250 file extensions and, most likely, it will be able to open the max file as well. Download Universal File Viewer for your OS.

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