MAM is a file extension commonly associated with Microsoft Access Macro files. Microsoft Access Macro specification was created by Microsoft. Files with MAM extension may be used by programs distributed for Windows platform. MAM file format, along with 140 other file formats, belongs to the Executable Files category. Microsoft Access supports MAM files and is the most frequently used program to handle such files, yet 1 other tools may also be used. Microsoft Access software was developed by Microsoft Corporation, and on its official website you may find more information about MAM files or the Microsoft Access software program.
Below is a table that list programs that support MAM files. Files with MAM suffix can be copied to any mobile device or system platform, but it may not be possible to open them properly on target system.
There can be multiple causes why you have problems with opening MAM files on given system. What is important, all common issues related to files with MAM extension can be resolved by the users themselves. The process is quick and doesn’t involve an IT expert. The following is a list of guidelines that will help you identify and solve file-related problems.
The most common reason for such problems is the lack of proper applications that supports MAM files installed on the system. The most obvious solution is to download and install Microsoft Access or one to the listed programs: Microsoft Office. Above you will find a complete listing of programs that support MAM files, classified according to system platforms for which they are available. The safest method of downloading Microsoft Access installed is by going to developer’s website (Microsoft Corporation) and downloading the software using provided links.
If you already have Microsoft Access installed on your systems and MAM files are still not opened properly, check if you have the latest version of the software. It may also happen that software creators by updating their applications add compatibility with other, newer file formats. The reason that Microsoft Access cannot handle files with MAM may be that the software is outdated. All of the file formats that were handled just fine by the previous versions of given program should be also possible to open using Microsoft Access.
If the issue has not been solved in the previous step, you should associate MAM files with latest version of Microsoft Access you have installed on your device. The process of associating file formats with default application may differ in details depending on platform, but the basic procedure is very similar.
The procedure to change the default program in Windows
The procedure to change the default program in Mac OS
Should the problem still occur after following steps 1-3, check if the MAM file is valid. It is probable that the file is corrupted and thus cannot be accessed.
If the MAM is indeed infected, it is possible that the malware is blocking it from opening. Scan the MAM file as well as your computer for malware or viruses. MAM file is infected with malware? Follow the steps suggested by your antivirus software.
If the MAM file was sent to you by someone else, ask this person to resend the file to you. During the copy process of the file errors may occurred rendering the file incomplete or corrupted. This could be the source of encountered problems with the file. It could happen the the download process of file with MAM extension was interrupted and the file data is defective. Download the file again from the same source.
There is a possibility that the file in question can only be accessed by users with sufficient system privileges. Log in using an administrative account and see If this solves the problem.
The operating systems may note enough free resources to run the application that support MAM files. Close all running programs and try opening the MAM file.
Latest versions of programs and drivers may help you solve problems with Microsoft Access Macro files and ensure security of your device and operating system. It may be the case that the MAM files work properly with updated software that addresses some system bugs.
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