MASH File Extension

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  • Developer
    Oracle Corporation
  • Popularity
    5 (1 votes)

What is MASH file?

MASH is a file extension commonly associated with Java files. Java specification was created by Oracle Corporation. Files with MASH extension may be used by programs distributed for Windows platform. MASH file format, along with 992 other file formats, belongs to the Developer Files category. The most popular software that supports MASH files is Java. Java software was developed by Oracle Corporation, and on its official website you may find more information about MASH files or the Java software program.

Programs which support MASH file extension

Below is a table that list programs that support MASH files. Files with MASH 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 MASH file

Windows Windows

How to open file with MASH extension?

Problems with accessing MASH may be due to various reasons. Fortunately, most common problems with MASH files can be solved without in-depth IT knowledge, and most importantly, in a matter of minutes. The following is a list of guidelines that will help you identify and solve file-related problems.

Step 1. Get the Java

The most common reason for such problems is the lack of proper applications that supports MASH files installed on the system. The solution to this problem is very simple. Download Java and install it on your device. The full list of programs grouped by operating systems can be found above. If you want to download Java installer in the most secured manner, we suggest you visit Oracle Corporation website and download from their official repositories.

Step 2. Update Java to the latest version

You still cannot access MASH files although Java is installed on your system? Make sure that the software is up to date. Sometimes software developers introduce new formats in place of that already supports along with newer versions of their applications. If you have an older version of Java installed, it may not support MASH format. All of the file formats that were handled just fine by the previous versions of given program should be also possible to open using Java.

Step 3. Associate Java files with Java

After installing Java (the most recent version) make sure that it is set as the default application to open MASH files. The method is quite simple and varies little across operating systems.

Selecting the first-choice application in Windows

  • Right-click the MASH file and choose Open with option
  • Select Choose another app → More apps
  • Finally select Look for another app on this PC, point to the folder where Java is installed, check the Always use this app to open MASH files box and conform your selection by clicking OK button

Selecting the first-choice application in Mac OS

  • From the drop-down menu, accessed by clicking the file with MASH extension, select Information
  • Open the Open with section by clicking its name
  • 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 MASH extension. By clicking Continue you confirm your selection.

Step 4. Check the MASH for errors

Should the problem still occur after following steps 1-3, check if the MASH file is valid. Being unable to access the file can be related to various issues.

1. Check the MASH file for viruses or malware

If the MASH 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. MASH file is infected with malware? Follow the steps suggested by your antivirus software.

2. Check whether the file is corrupted or damaged

If the MASH file was sent to you by someone else, ask this person to resend the file to you. The file might have been copied erroneously and the data lost integrity, which precludes from accessing the file. It could happen the the download process of file with MASH 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. Switch to an account that has required privileges and try opening the Java file again.

4. Check whether your system can handle Java

The operating systems may note enough free resources to run the application that support MASH files. Close all running programs and try opening the MASH file.

5. Ensure that you have the latest drivers and system updates and patches installed

Latest versions of programs and drivers may help you solve problems with Java files and ensure security of your device and operating system. Outdated drivers or software may have caused the inability to use a peripheral device needed to handle MASH files.

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