File Extension Library

.MCL File Extension

  • Developer by: Microsoft
  • Category: Settings Files
  • Format: XML

What are .MCL files and how to open them?

Can't open .MCL file? Are you wondering what it contains? On our site we will explain to you what this file is, what it is used for and what software opens the .MCL file.

What is a .MCL file extension?

.MCL file extension is created by Microsoft. .MCL has been classified as Settings Files. The format of .MCL file is XML.

.MCL is Windows Media Center Link File

Link file used by Windows Media Center (WMC), a program used as an entertainment hub for large home screens; contains settings for the application name, location, and startup options; serves as a shortcut to launch a specified application within WMC.

While MCL files are commonly used during the application development process, they are discouraged for use in application installation and launching.

MCL files are opened by the WMC host, which is a program called ehshell.exe. They are stored in an XML format.

List of all softwares that can open the Windows Media Center Link File
Microsoft Windows Media Center

How to fix problems with .MCL files

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