MTF File Extension

MTF file icon
Motorola Theme Format
  • Developer
    Motorola
  • Category
  • Popularity
    3.4 (19 votes)

What is MTF file?

Files with the MTF extension are setting files. Its name stands for Motorola Theme File. As the name suggests, it was created for the Motorola company. It is used in Motorola mobile phone settings. It includes such basic elements like rings, wallpapers or screensavers, which originate forum the Motorola Media Manager.

Additional information

Files stored in the MTF format are very small, bitmap, usually packed as a single file. Additional elements can be downloaded via WAP. The MTF format is available in models like: A008, C350, E380, V300 and V500. The files are supported within Mac OS and Windows environment.

Programs which support MTF file extension

The following list contains programs grouped by 2 operating systems that support MTF files. Files with MTF 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 MTF file

Updated: 10/19/2019

How to open file with MTF extension?

Being unable to open files with MTF extension can be have various origins. On the bright side, the most encountered issues pertaining to Motorola Theme Format files aren’t complex. In most cases they can be addressed swiftly and effectively without assistance from a specialist. We have prepared a listing of which will help you resolve your problems with MTF files.

Step 1. Get the Motorola Media Manager

The most common reason for such problems is the lack of proper applications that supports MTF files installed on the system. The solution to this problem is very simple. Download Motorola Media Manager and install it on your device. The full list of programs grouped by operating systems can be found above. The safest method of downloading Motorola Media Manager installed is by going to developer’s website () and downloading the software using provided links.

Step 2. Update Motorola Media Manager to the latest version

If the problems with opening MTF files still occur even after installing Motorola Media Manager, it is possible that you have an outdated version of the software. Check the developer’s website whether a newer version of Motorola Media Manager is available. It may also happen that software creators by updating their applications add compatibility with other, newer file formats. This can be one of the causes why MTF files are not compatible with Motorola Media Manager. The latest version of Motorola Media Manager should support all file formats that where compatible with older versions of the software.

Step 3. Assign Motorola Media Manager to MTF files

If the issue has not been solved in the previous step, you should associate MTF files with latest version of Motorola Media Manager you have installed on your device. The process of associating file formats with default application may differ in details depending on platform, but the basic procedure is very similar.

The procedure to change the default program in Windows

  • Clicking the MTF with right mouse button will bring a menu from which you should select the Open with option
  • Next, select the Choose another app option and then using More apps open the list of available applications
  • Finally select Look for another app on this PC, point to the folder where Motorola Media Manager is installed, check the Always use this app to open MTF files box and conform your selection by clicking OK button

The procedure to change the default program in Mac OS

  • By clicking right mouse button on the selected MTF file open the file menu and choose 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 MTF extension. By clicking Continue you confirm your selection.

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

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

1. The MTF 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 MTF file hinders attempts to open it. Scan the MTF file as well as your computer for malware or viruses. If the scanner detected that the MTF file is unsafe, proceed as instructed by the antivirus program to neutralize the threat.

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

Did you receive the MTF file in question from a different person? Ask him/her to send it one more time. 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 MTF 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 Motorola Theme Format file again.

4. Verify that your device fulfills the requirements to be able to open Motorola Media Manager

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

5. Verify that your operating system and drivers are up to date

Regularly updated system, drivers, and programs keep your computer secure. This may also prevent problems with Motorola Theme Format files. It may be the case that the MTF files work properly with updated software that addresses some system bugs.

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