File Extension Library

.MDOWN File Extension

  • Developer by: John Gruber
  • Category: Developer Files
  • Format: Text

What are .MDOWN files and how to open them?

Can't open .MDOWN 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 .MDOWN file.

What is a .MDOWN file extension?

.MDOWN file extension is created by John Gruber. .MDOWN has been classified as Developer Files. The format of .MDOWN file is Text.

.MDOWN is Markdown File

Text file written using the Markdown language, a textual markup language used for creating documentation; saves plain text as well as markups that specify how to stylize and format the text (i.e., indentations, italics, headers, etc.); often used for documenting source code for software development projects.

Software development projects may include a file named README.mdown that contains the readme for the project.

NOTE: Markdown files more commonly use the .MARKDOWN and .MD extensions.

List of all softwares that can open the Markdown File
Microsoft Notepad
MacroMates TextMate

How to fix problems with .MDOWN files

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