File Extension Library

.MX File Extension

  • Developer by: Wolfram Research
  • Category: Data Files
  • Format: Binary

What is an .MX file?

.MX file extension is created by Wolfram Research. .MX has been classified as Data Files. The format of .MX file is Binary.

.MX is Mathematica Serialized Package File

Binary package created by Mathematica, a desktop application used for computation and visualization; stores Mathematica expressions in a proprietary serialized format, which is optimized for fast loading; used for distributing Mathematica packages.

Mathematica packages can be created using DumpSave and read using Get. They can also be imported using the Import command and exported using the Export command. For example, Import[""] reads the MX file and returns an expression. Similarly, Export["", expr] serializes the "expr" expression and saves it to an MX file.

Since MX files are saved in a binary format, they are non-human readable. Additionally, they cannot be shared between different versions of Mathematica or between installations of Mathematica on different operating systems.

List of all softwares that can open the Mathematica Serialized Package File
Wolfram Research Mathematica
Wolfram Research Mathematica

How to Open .MX file on different platforms

Open .MX File on Windows

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

Open .MX File on Mac

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

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

Open .MX File on iPhone

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

How to fix problems with .MX files

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