File Extension Library

.MCL File Extension

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

What is an .MCL file?

.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 Open .MCL file on different platforms

Open .MCL File on Windows

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

Open .MCL File on Mac

  • Right-click (or Ctrl + Left-click) the .MCL 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 .MCL File on Linux

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

Open .MCL File on iPhone

Select a file. If you don't see an application to open the .MCL 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 .MCL 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 .MCL files on Android, then your best bet is to download one of the dedicated apps available on Google Play.

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.)