~MN is a file extension commonly associated with Norton Commander Menu Backup files. Symantec Corporation defined the Norton Commander Menu Backup format standard. ~MN file format is compatible with software that can be installed on Windows system platform. ~MN file belongs to the Archive Files category just like 619 other filename extensions listed in our database. The most popular software that supports ~MN files is Norton Commander. On the official website of Symantec Corporation developer not only will you find detailed information about theNorton Commander software, but also about ~MN and other supported file formats.
Below is a table that list programs that support ~MN files. Files with ~MN suffix can be copied to any mobile device or system platform, but it may not be possible to open them properly on target system.
Problems with accessing ~MN may be due to various reasons. On the bright side, the most encountered issues pertaining to Norton Commander Menu Backup 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.
The main and most frequent cause precluding users form opening ~MN files is that no program that can handle ~MN files is installed on user’s system. The solution to this problem is very simple. Download Norton Commander and install it on your device. On the top of the page a list that contains all programs grouped based on operating systems supported can be found. If you want to download Norton Commander installer in the most secured manner, we suggest you visit Symantec Corporation website and download from their official repositories.
You still cannot access ~MN files although Norton Commander 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. This can be one of the causes why ~MN files are not compatible with Norton Commander. The most recent version of Norton Commander is backward compatible and can handle file formats supported by older versions of the software.
After installing Norton Commander (the most recent version) make sure that it is set as the default application to open ~MN files. The next step should pose no problems. The procedure is straightforward and largely system-independent
The procedure to change the default program in Windows
The procedure to change the default program in Mac OS
Should the problem still occur after following steps 1-3, check if the ~MN file is valid. Problems with opening the file may arise due to various reasons.
If the file is infected, the malware that resides in the ~MN file hinders attempts to open it. It is advised to scan the system for viruses and malware as soon as possible or use an online antivirus scanner. If the scanner detected that the ~MN file is unsafe, proceed as instructed by the antivirus program to neutralize the threat.
If you obtained the problematic ~MN file from a third party, ask them to supply you with another copy. The file might have been copied erroneously and the data lost integrity, which precludes from accessing the file. If the ~MN file has been downloaded from the internet only partially, try to redownload it.
Some files require elevated access rights to open them. Log out of your current account and log in to an account with sufficient access privileges. Then open the Norton Commander Menu Backup file.
If the system is under havy load, it may not be able to handle the program that you use to open files with ~MN extension. In this case close the other applications.
Up-to-date system and drivers not only makes your computer more secure, but also may solve problems with Norton Commander Menu Backup file. It may be the case that the ~MN files work properly with updated software that addresses some system bugs.
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