MSCZ File Extension

MSCZ file icon
MuseScore Compressed Score Format
  • Developer
    The MuseScore Team
  • Popularity
    3.6 (8 votes)

What is MSCZ file?

MSCZ file format is a standard format used by MuseScore software, a tool used to compose musical scores and notation. MSCZ file contains data, such as composition, instrument informations, time and key signatures, and notes. MSCZ file can also hold metadata, including information about composer, title, copyrights, or sheet music.

MSCZ file compression

MSCZ file format uses ZIP compression algorithm. MSCX, a similar format, doesn’t use any compression method. MSC, another similar format, is used by MuseScore version 0.9.4 and older. MSCZ is indeed a compressed version of MSCX file that besides music data can also contain images. Thanks to compression, MSCZ files are small in size, yet fully functional.

Programs that support MSCZ file

We hope we helped you solve the problem with the MSCZ file. If you do not know where you can download the application from our list, click on the link (which is the name of the program) - you will find more information there on the location where to download the secure setup version of the required application.

What else may cause problems?

There can be more reasons which determine that you are not able to open the MSCZ file (apart from the lack of the proper application installed).

First - the MSCZ file may be incorrectly associated with the application installed to support it. In this case, you need to change this association by yourself. To do this, right-click on the MSCZ file that you want to edit, click "Open with" and then select the program from the list that you have installed. After this operation, the problems with opening the MSCZ file should be solved.

Second - the file you want to open can simply be damaged. Then, the best solution is to find a new version of given file, or download it again from the same source as before (maybe for some reason in the previous session the download of the MSCZ file has not been completed and it cannot be opened properly).

Do you want to help?

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