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~MN File Extension

Norton Commander Menu Backup
  • Developer
    Symantec Corporation
  • Category
    Archive Files
  • Popularity
    3 (1 votes)

What is ~MN file?

~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.

Programs which support ~MN file extension

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.

Programs that support ~MN file

How to open file with ~MN extension?

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.

Step 1. Get the Norton Commander

Install software to open ~MN file 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.

Step 2. Verify the you have the latest version of Norton Commander

Update software that support file extension ~MNYou 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.

Step 3. Assign Norton Commander to ~MN files

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

Associate software with ~MN 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 ~MN file
  • 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 Norton Commander is installed, check the Always use this app to open ~MN files box and conform your selection by clicking OK button
Associate software with ~MN file on Mac

The procedure to change the default program in Mac OS

  • By clicking right mouse button on the selected ~MN 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 ~MN extension message should pop-up. Click Continue button in order to confirm your choice.

Step 4. Check the ~MN for errors

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.

Check ~MN file for viruses
1. The ~MN 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 ~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.

2. Verify that the ~MN file’s structure is intact

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.

3. Ensure that you have appropriate access rights

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.

4. Make sure that the system has sufficient resources to run Norton Commander

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.

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

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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