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MMAP File Extension

MindManager Map Format
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What is MMAP file?

MMAP file format is used by MindManager software, a tool for ”brainstorming” and business strategy planning. MMAP files hold mind maps, which contain such elements as images, icons, equations, lines, objects, text etc. that constitute a diagram.

Use of MMAP files

Mind maps stored in MMAP files are usd for presenting various ideas and concepts. Such maps are commonly used in business planning and strategy formulation processes, project management, laying out goals, recording meeting notes, and other business workflow processes. MMAP format offers option to print its contents.

MMAP file structure

MMAP is a document file stored in binary format and compressed using ZIP algorithm to reduce file size. MMAP files have a defined folder structure with the following elements:

  • document.xml – main file,
  • Preview.png – preview image,
  • XML files in xsd catalog,
  • bin folder – additional images and other objects.

XMMAP is a XML version of MMAP format.

Programs which support MMAP file extension

The list that follows enumerates programs compatible with MMAP files, divided into 4 categories based on operating system on which they are available. Files with MMAP 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 MMAP file

Updated: 11/27/2021

How to open file with MMAP extension?

Problems with accessing MMAP may be due to various reasons. What is important, all common issues related to files with MMAP extension can be resolved by the users themselves. The process is quick and doesn’t involve an IT expert. We have prepared a listing of which will help you resolve your problems with MMAP files.

Step 1. Download and install Mindjet

Install software to open MMAP file Problems with opening and working with MMAP files are most probably having to do with no proper software compatible with MMAP files being present on your machine. This issue can be addressed by downloading and installing Mindjet or different compatible program, such as DropMind, MindJet Action, MindManager. On the top of the page a list that contains all programs grouped based on operating systems supported can be found. The safest method of downloading Mindjet installed is by going to developer’s website () and downloading the software using provided links.

Step 2. Verify the you have the latest version of Mindjet

Update software that support file extension MMAPIf the problems with opening MMAP files still occur even after installing Mindjet, it is possible that you have an outdated version of the software. Check the developer’s website whether a newer version of Mindjet is available. Software developers may implement support for more modern file formats in updated versions of their products. If you have an older version of Mindjet installed, it may not support MMAP 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 Mindjet.

Step 3. Set the default application to open MMAP files to Mindjet

After installing Mindjet (the most recent version) make sure that it is set as the default application to open MMAP files. The next step should pose no problems. The procedure is straightforward and largely system-independent

Associate software with MMAP file on Windows

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 MMAP file
  • Next, select the Choose another app option and then using More apps open the list of available applications
  • To finalize the process, select Look for another app on this PC entry and using the file explorer select the Mindjet installation folder. Confirm by checking Always use this app to open MMAP files box and clicking OK button.
Associate software with MMAP file on Mac

The procedure to change the default program in Mac OS

  • By clicking right mouse button on the selected MMAP file open the file menu and choose 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....
  • Finally, a This change will be applied to all files with MMAP extension message should pop-up. Click Continue button in order to confirm your choice.

Step 4. Verify that the MMAP is not faulty

If you followed the instructions form the previous steps yet the issue is still not solved, you should verify the MMAP file in question. Problems with opening the file may arise due to various reasons.

Check MMAP file for viruses
1. The MMAP may be infected with malware – make sure to scan it with an antivirus tool.

If the MMAP is indeed infected, it is possible that the malware is blocking it from opening. Scan the MMAP file as well as your computer for malware or viruses. MMAP file is infected with malware? Follow the steps suggested by your antivirus software.

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

If the MMAP 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. When downloading the file with MMAP extension from the internet an error may occurred resulting in incomplete file. Try downloading the file again.

3. Check if the user that you are logged as has administrative privileges.

Sometimes in order to access files user need to have administrative privileges. Log out of your current account and log in to an account with sufficient access privileges. Then open the MindManager Map Format file.

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

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

5. Check if you have the latest updates to the operating system and drivers

Regularly updated system, drivers, and programs keep your computer secure. This may also prevent problems with MindManager Map Format files. It is possible that one of the available system or driver updates may solve the problems with MMAP files affecting older versions of given software.

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