.MDOWN File Extension

John Gruber
File Type:
Markdown File

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

What is a MDOWN file?

Mdown file extension has Markdown file type, developed by John Gruber, which is associated with the "developer files" category.

Created with the Markdown language, the file contains markups and plain text used for configuring both text format and style. It also allows saving source code for software projects.

Markdown files may be seen with .MD or .MARKDOWN extensions as well.

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

mdown file icon
John Gruber
File Type:
Markdown File
Developer Files

How to open MDOWN file?

Double click the mdown 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 .mdown 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 mdown 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".

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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 mdown 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 MDOWN files

  • Windows Windows
    • Microsoft Notepad Microsoft Notepad
    • Other text editor Other text editor
  • MacOS MacOS
    • MacroMates TextMate MacroMates TextMate
    • Other text editor Other text editor
  • Linux Linux
    • Vim Vim
    • Other text editor Other text editor

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 mdown file as well. Download Universal File Viewer for your OS.

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