MLL File Extension

MLL file icon
Maya Plugin
  • Developer
    Autodesk, Inc.
  • Category
  • Popularity
    3 (4 votes)

What is MLL file?

MLL is a file extension commonly associated with Maya Plugin files. Maya Plugin format was developed by Autodesk, Inc.. MLL file format is compatible with software that can be installed on Linux, Mac OS, Windows system platform. MLL file format, along with 140 other file formats, belongs to the Plugin Files category. The most popular program for handling MLL files is Autodesk Maya, but users can choose among 2 different programs that support this file format. On the official website of Autodesk, Inc. developer not only will you find detailed information about theAutodesk Maya software, but also about MLL and other supported file formats.

Programs which support MLL file extension

The following list contains programs grouped by 3 operating systems that support MLL files. Files with MLL extension, just like any other file formats, can be found on any operating system. The files in question may be transferred to other devices, be it mobile or stationary, yet not all systems may be capable of properly handling such files.

Programs that support MLL file

MAC OS MAC OS
Linux Linux

How to open file with MLL extension?

Problems with accessing MLL may be due to various reasons. What is important, all common issues related to files with MLL 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 Autodesk Maya software

The main and most frequent cause precluding users form opening MLL files is that no program that can handle MLL files is installed on user’s system. The most obvious solution is to download and install Autodesk Maya or one to the listed programs: Maya. The full list of programs grouped by operating systems can be found above. One of the most risk-free method of downloading software is using links provided by official distributors. Visit Autodesk Maya website and download the installer.

Step 2. Update Autodesk Maya to the latest version

You still cannot access MLL files although Autodesk Maya 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. This can be one of the causes why MLL files are not compatible with Autodesk Maya. The latest version of Autodesk Maya should support all file formats that where compatible with older versions of the software.

Step 3. Set the default application to open MLL files to Autodesk Maya

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

The procedure to change the default program in Windows

  • Choose the Open with entry from the file menu accessed by right-mouse clicking on the MLL file
  • Select Choose another app → More apps
  • The last step is to select Look for another app on this PC option supply the directory path to the folder where Autodesk Maya is installed. Now all that is left is to confirm your choice by selecting Always use this app to open MLL files and clicking OK.

The procedure to change the default program in Mac OS

  • From the drop-down menu, accessed by clicking the file with MLL extension, select Information
  • Find the Open with option – click the title if its hidden
  • From the list choose the appropriate program and confirm by clicking Change for all....
  • If you followed the previous steps a message should appear: This change will be applied to all files with MLL extension. Next, click the Continue button to finalize the process.

Step 4. Verify that the MLL is not faulty

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

1. Verify that the MLL in question is not infected with a computer virus

If the MLL 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 MLL file is unsafe, proceed as instructed by the antivirus program to neutralize the threat.

2. Verify that the MLL file’s structure is intact

If the MLL file was sent to you by someone else, ask this person to resend the file to you. It is possible that the file has not been properly copied to a data storage and is incomplete and therefore cannot be opened. If the MLL file has been downloaded from the internet only partially, try to redownload it.

3. Verify whether your account has administrative rights

Some files require elevated access rights to open them. Switch to an account that has required privileges and try opening the Maya Plugin file again.

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

If the systems has insufficient resources to open MLL files, try closing all currently running applications and try again.

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 Maya Plugin file. It is possible that one of the available system or driver updates may solve the problems with MLL files affecting older versions of given software.

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