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.MXD File Extension

File TypeArcGIS Map Document

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File format categories include Binary, Text, XML, and Zip. The format of this file type has not been determined.

What is a MXD file?

Map file format used by ESRI mapping software, such as ArcMap; saved in a compound format that includes the map description, layout, and embedded objects saved in the map; organized into units called storages and streams.

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NOTE: MXD map files may grow in size after being saved multiple times because they can become fragmented. Saving a fragmented map document as a new document may reduce its file size.

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Programs that open MXD files
ESRI ArcGIS for Desktop
Updated 4/17/2008

.MXD Extension Information

This page contains information about the file extension MXD and its known file associations. Our goal is to help you understand what a *.mxd file is and how to open it.

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