MDT File Extension

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GeoMedia Access Database Template
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What is MDT file?

MDT is a file extension commonly associated with GeoMedia Access Database Template files. GeoMedia Access Database Template specification was created by Intergraph. Files with MDT extension may be used by programs distributed for Windows platform. MDT file format, along with 343 other file formats, belongs to the Database Files category. Users are advised to use GeoMedia software for managing MDT files, although 2 other programs can also handle this type of file. On the official website of Intergraph Corporation developer not only will you find detailed information about theGeoMedia software, but also about MDT and other supported file formats.

Programs which support MDT file extension

The following listing features MDT-compatible programs. Files with MDT 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 MDT file

How to open file with MDT extension?

There can be multiple causes why you have problems with opening MDT files on given system. On the bright side, the most encountered issues pertaining to GeoMedia Access Database Template files aren’t complex. In most cases they can be addressed swiftly and effectively without assistance from a specialist. The following is a list of guidelines that will help you identify and solve file-related problems.

Step 1. Install GeoMedia software

The most common reason for such problems is the lack of proper applications that supports MDT files installed on the system. This one is an easy one. Select GeoMedia or one of the recommended programs (for example, Microsoft Access, Microsoft Office) and download it from appropriate source and install on your system. Above you will find a complete listing of programs that support MDT files, classified according to system platforms for which they are available. If you want to download GeoMedia installer in the most secured manner, we suggest you visit Intergraph Corporation website and download from their official repositories.

Step 2. Check the version of GeoMedia and update if needed

You still cannot access MDT files although GeoMedia is installed on your system? Make sure that the software is up to date. It may also happen that software creators by updating their applications add compatibility with other, newer file formats. If you have an older version of GeoMedia installed, it may not support MDT 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 GeoMedia.

Step 3. Set the default application to open MDT files to GeoMedia

If the issue has not been solved in the previous step, you should associate MDT files with latest version of GeoMedia you have installed on your device. The method is quite simple and varies little across operating systems.

Change the default application in Windows

  • Choose the Open with entry from the file menu accessed by right-mouse clicking on the MDT file
  • 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 GeoMedia installation folder. Confirm by checking Always use this app to open MDT files box and clicking OK button.

Change the default application in Mac OS

  • From the drop-down menu, accessed by clicking the file with MDT extension, select Information
  • Open the Open with section by clicking its name
  • Select GeoMedia and click Change for all...
  • A message window should appear informing that This change will be applied to all files with MDT extension. By clicking Continue you confirm your selection.

Step 4. Ensure that the MDT file is complete and free of errors

Should the problem still occur after following steps 1-3, check if the MDT file is valid. Problems with opening the file may arise due to various reasons.

1. The MDT may be infected with malware – make sure to scan it with an antivirus tool.

If the file is infected, the malware that resides in the MDT file hinders attempts to open it. Immediately scan the file using an antivirus tool or scan the whole system to ensure the whole system is safe. If the MDT file is indeed infected follow the instructions below.

2. Ensure the file with MDT extension is complete and error-free

If you obtained the problematic MDT file from a third party, ask them to supply you with another copy. 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. If the MDT file has been downloaded from the internet only partially, try to redownload it.

3. Verify whether your account has administrative rights

There is a possibility that the file in question can only be accessed by users with sufficient system privileges. Log out of your current account and log in to an account with sufficient access privileges. Then open the GeoMedia Access Database Template file.

4. Make sure that the system has sufficient resources to run GeoMedia

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

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

Up-to-date system and drivers not only makes your computer more secure, but also may solve problems with GeoMedia Access Database Template file. It may be the case that the MDT files work properly with updated software that addresses some system bugs.

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