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MAM File Extension

Microsoft Access Macro

What is MAM file?

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.

Programs which support MAM file extension

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.

Programs that support MAM file

How to open file with MAM extension?

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.

Step 1. Install Microsoft Access software

Install software to open MAM file 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.

Step 2. Check the version of Microsoft Access and update if needed

Update software that support file extension MAMIf 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.

Step 3. Associate Microsoft Access Macro files with 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.

Associate software with MAM file on Windows

The procedure to change the default program in Windows

  • Right-click the MAM file and choose Open with option
  • Select Choose another app → More apps
  • To finalize the process, select Look for another app on this PC entry and using the file explorer select the Microsoft Access installation folder. Confirm by checking Always use this app to open MAM files box and clicking OK button.
Associate software with MAM file on Mac

The procedure to change the default program in Mac OS

  • Right-click the MAM file and select Information
  • Find the Open with option – click the title if its hidden
  • Select the appropriate software and save your settings by clicking Change all
  • A message window should appear informing that This change will be applied to all files with MAM extension. By clicking Continue you confirm your selection.

Step 4. Verify that the MAM is not faulty

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.

Check MAM file for viruses
1. Check the MAM file for viruses or malware

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.

2. Check whether the file is corrupted or damaged

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.

3. Ensure that you have appropriate access rights

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.

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

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.

5. Verify that your operating system and drivers are up to date

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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