.MXL File Extension

The MuseScore Team
File Type:
Compressed MusicXML File

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

What is a MXL file?

Mxl file extension has Compressed MusicXML file type, developed by The MuseScore Team, which is associated with the "audio files" category.

Typically generated by MuseScore, the file saves a music score. It comes in the MusicXML format. Comparing to standard MusicXML scores that are stored in .XML files, the MXL format is not so common. However, MXL files require less storage space since they use compression, and can be easily transferred via email.

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

mxl file icon
The MuseScore Team
File Type:
Compressed MusicXML File
Audio Files

How to open MXL file?

Double click the mxl 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 .mxl 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 mxl 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 mxl 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 MXL files

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

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