File Extension Library


.MGN File Extension

  • Developer by: Modern Genealogy, LLC
  • Category: Database Files

What is an .MGN file?

.MGN file extension is created by Modern Genealogy, LLC. .MGN has been classified as Database Files.

.MGN is Modern Genealogy database

The mgn file extension is associated with Modern Genealogy, some older, genealogy software for Microsoft Windows operating system.

The mgn file stores database from Modern Genealogy program.

Seems to be obsolete format.


How to open:

This file type is not meant to be opened directly, there is no software that could open and work with it directly, or there is no information available in public sources about opening this file type. This is usually the case of some internal data files, caches, temporary files etc.

How to convert:

As far as we know, this .mgn file type can't be converted to any other file format. This is usually the case of system, configuration, temporary, or data files containing data exclusive to only one software and used for its own purposes. Also some proprietary or closed file formats cannot be converted to more common file types in order to protect the intellectual property of the developer, which is for example the case of some DRM-protected multimedia files.

How to Open .MGN file on different platforms

Open .MGN File on Windows

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

Open .MGN File on Mac

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

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

Open .MGN File on iPhone

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

How to fix problems with .MGN files

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