The File Extensions Database


.MLF File Extension

  • Developer by: Autodesk, Inc.
  • Category: Graphics Files

What is an .MLF file?

.MLF is Autodesk mapguide layer data

The mlf file extension is associated with some Autodesk CAD/CAM applications, like AutoCAD.

The mlf file stores mapguide layer data. This file extension seems to be obsolete and is not used in the current versions of Autodesk applications.


How to open:

The mlf files are for internal purposes of Autodesk apps.

How to convert:

There is no way how to convert *.mlf files to other formats.

How to solve problems with MLF files

  • Associate the MLF file extension with the correct application. On :
    Windows: Right click on any MLF file and then click "Open with" > "Choose another app". Now select another program and check the box "Always use this app to open *.MLF files". Mac: Right click (or Ctrl-click) the MLF file, then click "Open with" > "Other...". Then choose another program and check the "Always Open With" box. Linux: Right click on the file, and select "Open with" and choose another program. iPhone: Tap the file. If you do not see an app to open the file, then tap Share "Share" and choose an app. Alternatively, save the file. Then open the Files app Files app. There long-press on the file, then release your finger. You will see a black menu bar. Then tap "Share" and select an app. Android: Tap the Settings icon on your smartphone, then tap on the Apps section. There tap the Options icon in the top right-hand corner of the screen to change the default apps.
  • Update your software that should actually open .MLF is Autodesk mapguide layer data. Because only the current version supports the latest MLF file format. Search, therefore, e.g. on the Autodesk, Inc. manufacturer website after an available .MLF is Autodesk mapguide layer data update.
  • To make sure that your MLF file is not corrupted or virus-infected, get the file again and scan it with antivirus software.