File Extension Library

.MBLOCK File Extension

  • Developer by: Makeblock
  • Category: Developer Files
  • Format: Zip

What is an .MBLOCK file?

.MBLOCK file extension is created by Makeblock. .MBLOCK has been classified as Developer Files. The format of .MBLOCK file is Zip.

.MBLOCK is mBlock Project File

An MBLOCK file is a project created with Makeblock mBlock, a visual block-based and Python coding tool primarily used to teach kids programming basics. It is a Zip-compressed archive that contains various files that make up a program, such as a small game, animation, music lighting show, or robot maneuvers.

MBLOCK file open in Makeblock mBlock 5.2

You will most likely only encounter an MBLOCK file if you use the mBlock application to create and save programs. mBlock is a STEAM education tool that implements Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics (STEAM) principles to help kids learn programming basics.

You can only create MBLOCK files with mBlock. When you save the program for the first time by selecting File → Save to your computer, mBlock creates the MBLOCK file to store the contents of the program. You can then share your program project with other users via email or cloud storage service. You can also publish programs to the mBlock website directly from the desktop program to share them with other users.

NOTE: An MBLOCK file is similar to a Scratch 3.0 .SB3 project file. It is simply a .ZIP archive that stores contents such as sprites, scripts, .JSON metadata files, and .WAV sound files.

How do I open an MBLOCK file?

You can open an MBLOCK file with mBlock in Windows or macOS by selecting File → Open from your computer. You can also open an MBLOCK file stored on the mBlock site by selecting File → Open.

In the website version of mBlock you can open an MBLOCK file by selecting File → Open from your computer, then choosing the MBLOCK file you want to upload.

Since MBLOCK files are compressed with Zip compression you can extract the contents of the files with Zip utilities, such as Corel WinZip, 7-Zip, or Apple Archive Utility. Change the .mblock file extension to .zip and unzip the file with the Zip utility.

List of all softwares that can open the mBlock Project File
Makeblock mBlock
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How to Open .MBLOCK file on different platforms

Open .MBLOCK File on Windows

  • Right-click a .MBLOCK
  • Left-click "Open With" > "Choose another app"
  • Select the program that opens .MBLOCK file and Select check box "Always use this app to open .MBLOCK files" Press "Ok"

Open .MBLOCK File on Mac

  • Right-click (or Ctrl + Left-click) the .MBLOCK file
  • Click "Open With" > "Other.."
  • Then choose another program from the app list and press "Open"
  • Select check box "Turn on" for "Always open in app"

Open .MBLOCK File on Linux

Right click on the .MBLOCK file, choose "Open with" and select a program from the list above

Open .MBLOCK File on iPhone

Select a file. If you don't see an application to open the .MBLOCK file, tap "Share" and choose the right app.
Method 2
Save the file. Then open the app «Files». Touch and hold the file, then release your finger. You will see a black menu bar. After that tap "Share" and select an application.

Open .MBLOCK File on Android

Tap the Settings icon on an Android smartphone, then select «Applications». Click the Settings icon in the upper right corner of the screen, to change the default apps.
If you want to open, edit, save or even convert .MBLOCK files on Android, then your best bet is to download one of the dedicated apps available on Google Play.

How to fix problems with .MBLOCK files

  1. You need to update the application that you normally use to open .MBLOCK files. Only the latest version of the software supports the current .MBLOCK file format
  2. You need to check the .MBLOCK file for viruses. To do this, you need to scan it with a popular antivirus (Norton, Nod32, Kaspersky, Dr.Web, etc.)