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MAKERBOT File Extension

MakerBot Print Data Format

What is MAKERBOT file?

MAKERBOT filename suffix is mostly used for MakerBot Print Data Format files. MAKERBOT file format is compatible with software that can be installed on Windows system platform. Files with MAKERBOT extension are categorized as 3D Image Files files. The 3D Image Files subset comprises 611 various file formats. MakerBot is by far the most used program for working with MAKERBOT files. Software named MakerBot was created by MakerBot Industries, LLC. In order to find more detailed information on the software and MAKERBOT files, check the developer’s official website.

Programs which support MAKERBOT file extension

Below is a table that list programs that support MAKERBOT files. Files with MAKERBOT suffix can be copied to any mobile device or system platform, but it may not be possible to open them properly on target system.

Programs that support MAKERBOT file

Windows Windows

Updated: 09/29/2021

How to open file with MAKERBOT extension?

There can be multiple causes why you have problems with opening MAKERBOT files on given system. What is important, all common issues related to files with MAKERBOT extension can be resolved by the users themselves. The process is quick and doesn’t involve an IT expert. The list below will guide you through the process of addressing the encountered problem.

Step 1. Download and install MakerBot

Install software to open MAKERBOT file The main and most frequent cause precluding users form opening MAKERBOT files is that no program that can handle MAKERBOT files is installed on user’s system. The solution is straightforward, just download and install MakerBot. Above you will find a complete listing of programs that support MAKERBOT files, classified according to system platforms for which they are available. The safest method of downloading MakerBot installed is by going to developer’s website (MakerBot Industries, LLC) and downloading the software using provided links.

Step 2. Verify the you have the latest version of MakerBot

Update software that support file extension MAKERBOTIf you already have MakerBot installed on your systems and MAKERBOT files are still not opened properly, check if you have the latest version of the software. Software developers may implement support for more modern file formats in updated versions of their products. This can be one of the causes why MAKERBOT files are not compatible with MakerBot. The latest version of MakerBot should support all file formats that where compatible with older versions of the software.

Step 3. Associate MakerBot Print Data Format files with MakerBot

If the issue has not been solved in the previous step, you should associate MAKERBOT files with latest version of MakerBot you have installed on your device. The next step should pose no problems. The procedure is straightforward and largely system-independent

Associate software with MAKERBOT file on Windows

The procedure to change the default program in Windows

  • Clicking the MAKERBOT with right mouse button will bring a menu from which you should select the Open with option
  • Click Choose another app and then select More apps option
  • To finalize the process, select Look for another app on this PC entry and using the file explorer select the MakerBot installation folder. Confirm by checking Always use this app to open MAKERBOT files box and clicking OK button.
Associate software with MAKERBOT file on Mac

The procedure to change the default program in Mac OS

  • By clicking right mouse button on the selected MAKERBOT file open the file menu and choose Information
  • Open the Open with section by clicking its name
  • Select MakerBot and click Change for all...
  • A message window should appear informing that This change will be applied to all files with MAKERBOT extension. By clicking Continue you confirm your selection.

Step 4. Check the MAKERBOT for errors

You closely followed the steps listed in points 1-3, but the problem is still present? You should check whether the file is a proper MAKERBOT file. Problems with opening the file may arise due to various reasons.

Check MAKERBOT file for viruses
1. Verify that the MAKERBOT in question is not infected with a computer virus

If the MAKERBOT is indeed infected, it is possible that the malware is blocking it from opening. Immediately scan the file using an antivirus tool or scan the whole system to ensure the whole system is safe. If the scanner detected that the MAKERBOT file is unsafe, proceed as instructed by the antivirus program to neutralize the threat.

2. Check whether the file is corrupted or damaged

Did you receive the MAKERBOT file in question from a different person? Ask him/her to send it one more time. It is possible that the file has not been properly copied to a data storage and is incomplete and therefore cannot be opened. It could happen the the download process of file with MAKERBOT extension was interrupted and the file data is defective. Download the file again from the same source.

3. Check if the user that you are logged as has administrative privileges.

Some files require elevated access rights to open them. Log out of your current account and log in to an account with sufficient access privileges. Then open the MakerBot Print Data Format file.

4. Verify that your device fulfills the requirements to be able to open MakerBot

If the system is under havy load, it may not be able to handle the program that you use to open files with MAKERBOT extension. In this case close the other applications.

5. Check if you have the latest updates to the operating system and drivers

Up-to-date system and drivers not only makes your computer more secure, but also may solve problems with MakerBot Print Data Format file. It is possible that one of the available system or driver updates may solve the problems with MAKERBOT files affecting older versions of given software.

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