The File Extensions Database


.MAC File Extension

  • Developer by: Apple
  • Category: Raster Image Files
  • Format: Binary

What is an .MAC file?

.MAC is MacPaint Image

Bitmap graphic created by MacPaint for the Macintosh, one of the first painting programs for the Mac; supports only black-and-white graphics since the original Macintosh had a monochrome monitor.

Programs that open MacPaint Image
Windows
CorelDRAW Graphics Suite 2018
Corel PaintShop Pro 2019
Corel Presentations X9
Mac
Lemkesoft GraphicConverter
Apple QuickTime Player
Apple MacPaint
File Type 2:

Application Macro File

Category: Executable Files Format: Text

A MAC file contains a macro, which may be created by various programs, such as UltraEdit, Minitab, and Cabrilog Cabri Geometry II. It contains a list of commands in plain text that are used to perform functions in the respective application. MAC files can be opened by the programs that created them.

Macros are especially helpful for automating repetitive tasks. Users can record various types of functions, whether it be inserting a snippet of information, performing edits to an image, or calculating an equation, then execute them at a later time with just a couple mouse clicks or key combination.

When saving a recorded function, the MAC file is created to store the commands that were performed to complete the function. The commands are stored in plain text in the MAC file and can be opened and edited by a text editor. However, a macro stored in a MAC file can only be executed by the program used to create it.

NOTE: MAC files are potentially dangerous files because they may be used to store malware. It is important that you verify the source of a MAC file before opening it.

Programs that open Application Macro File
Windows
Minitab
IDM UltraEdit
Mac
IDM UltraEdit
Linux
IDM UltraEdit

How to solve problems with MAC files

  • Associate the MAC file extension with the correct application. On :
    Windows: Right click on any MAC file and then click "Open with" > "Choose another app". Now select another program and check the box "Always use this app to open *.MAC files". Mac: Right click (or Ctrl-click) the MAC file, then click "Open with" > "Other...". Then choose another program and check the "Always Open With" box. Linux: Right click on the file, and select "Open with" and choose another program. iPhone: Tap the file. If you do not see an app to open the file, then tap Share "Share" and choose an app. Alternatively, save the file. Then open the Files app Files app. There long-press on the file, then release your finger. You will see a black menu bar. Then tap "Share" and select an app. Android: Tap the Settings icon on your smartphone, then tap on the Apps section. There tap the Options icon in the top right-hand corner of the screen to change the default apps.
  • Update your software that should actually open .MAC is MacPaint Image. Because only the current version supports the latest MAC file format. Search, therefore, e.g. on the Apple manufacturer website after an available .MAC is MacPaint Image update.
  • To make sure that your MAC file is not corrupted or virus-infected, get the file again and scan it with antivirus software.