File Extension Library

.MXL File Extension

  • Developer by: The MuseScore Team
  • Category: Audio Files
  • Format: XML

What is an .MXL file?

.MXL file extension is created by The MuseScore Team. .MXL has been classified as Audio Files. The format of .MXL file is XML.

.MXL is Compressed MusicXML File

An MXL file is a compressed music score created with MuseScore, a program for music composition and notation. It contains a compressed file saved in the MusicXML format, which is the standard XML format used by more than one hundred score writing programs.

MXL files are not as common as the standard MusicXML scores, which are saved as .XML files. However, since MXL files are compressed, they used less storage space and are useful for sending over email and backing up on external media devices.

List of all softwares that can open the Compressed MusicXML File
Myriad Melody Assistant
MakeMusic Finale
Avid Sibelius
Steinberg Dorico
Myriad Melody Assistant
MakeMusic Finale
Avid Sibelius
Steinberg Dorico
Myriad Melody Assistant

How to Open .MXL file on different platforms

Open .MXL File on Windows

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

Open .MXL File on Mac

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

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

Open .MXL File on iPhone

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

How to fix problems with .MXL files

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