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.mpx File Extension

Developer: Microsoft Corporation
File type: Exchange File
You're here because you have a file that has a file extension ending in .mpx. Files with the file extension .mpx can only be launched by certain applications. It's possible that .mpx files are data files rather than documents or media, which means they're not meant to be viewed at all.

what is a .mpx file?

The MPX file extension is known as the Microsoft Project Exchange File which was designed by Microsoft Corporation. It contains project management application which allows users to save the project plan in an ASCII text format instead of the .mpp binary format. It was designed for exchanging project data between different versions of Project as well as with third-party programs. Several third-party programs can export and import .mpx files. Files with MPX file format can be opened with Project Wizards Merlin or Stand By Soft Rational Plan in Mac platforms. However MPX files can be opened with Microsoft Project 2010 or Seavus Project Viewer in Microsoft Windows based platforms. They are also opened with Stand By Soft Rational Plan or MPXJ in Linux based platforms. Files with MPX file format can also be opened by some project-planning programs, such as Primavera Project Planner.

how to open a .mpx file?

Launch a .mpx file, or any other file on your PC, by double-clicking it. If your file associations are set up correctly, the application that's meant to open your .mpx file will open it. It's possible you may need to download or purchase the correct application. It's also possible that you have the correct application on your PC, but .mpx files aren't yet associated with it. In this case, when you try to open a .mpx file, you can tell Windows which application is the correct one for that file. From then on, opening a  .mpx file will open the correct application. Click here to fix .mpx file association errors

applications that open a .mpx file

Microsoft Project 2010

Microsoft Project 2010

Microsoft Project, commonly abbreviated as MSP, MSOP or WinProj, is a project management software program, created and sold by Microsoft, which is intended to support a project manager in developing plans, managing budget, analyzing workloads, assigning resources to tasks and tracking progress. MS Project was the company's third Microsoft Windows-based application, and within a couple of years from its release, it became the dominant PC-based project management software. Microsoft Project 95 was the first to use common Office menus. Although branded as a member of the Microsoft Office family, it never has been included in any of the Office suites, like Visio. It is available presently in two editions, Standard and Professional; both editions are available either as 32 or 64bit options. MS Project's owned file format is .mpp. Microsoft Project and Microsoft Project Server are the foundations of the Microsoft Office Enterprise Project Management (EPM) product. Microsoft Project 2010 features the Ribbon user interface.
Seavus Project Viewer

Seavus Project Viewer

Seavus Project Viewer is a low cost software used for viewing Microsoft Project Plans. It opens, views and print project files in .mpp file format. It has a similar interface with Microsoft Project and enables members of the project team to work with Microsoft Project Ribbons. It has a collaborative environment that enables sharing of project plans in a shared locations. Once the project plan is uploaded, through the task update feature, members of the team can report regarding the progress of their tasks like actual work completed and the project managers will be able to accept, reject and comment on their updates about their latest status. It has a feature that creates custom layers in Gantt chart views with custom bars that are provided in Gantt, in order to respond to the members' needs and they will be able share their views with co-members of the team in a creative manner. The software is available in 11 different languages in order to enable users to understand their projects better with the language they prefer. It is available in English, German, Spanish,Italian, Polish, Czech, Dutch, Japanese, Russian and simplified Chinese.


ChArc compression utility uses the fie extension CHZ for archiving, creating backups and mobility in the system. This utility is capable of developing and utilizing several algorithms used in file compression. It can compress large data and files like presentations and movie files, these files are stored in the system or it can also be saved in removable disks to save space I memory. The CHZ file extension used in archiving with the ChArc compression utility, may be viewed using the Microsoft Project Viewer for Management Solutions and the Seavus Project Viewer. CHZ uses the .chz file format which has multiple files contained in a single large archive. There are CHZ file extension errors, these maybe remedied using the CHZ File Repair software or if it still does not remedy the problem, running a malware scan or cleaning the registry may help in fixing it. But when the application or the operating system crashes while a .chz data file is being opened, a ChArc compressed archive data corruption occurs. Sometimes, parts of the file, or its header is not properly saved in the disk which causes application failure and data corruption. Physical problems in the storage media may also be the cause, as well as hardware malfunction, viruses, software errors and even human error. Recovery from extreme corruption is not possible because data recovery tools are not available for ChArc compressed archives. To determine if the problem comes from the file or from the application, users may utilize a CHZ viewer since chz files can be opened with this, without the need of using ChArc compressed archive.


The Microsoft Project Template is known of having .mpt file extension. It is classified as a data file template connected with the Microsoft Project. The default project template file bears the filename "Global.mpt." when it is saved. It is a master template file that contains formatting information of all projects, framework for a deadline schedule, a table utilized for delegating jobs or a ledger sheet that can hold budget information for a particular project. When a document is saved for a particular project, the file extension changes to .mpp and the .mpt file is ready for use again. It has a form that can be utilized for the same or different projects. The MPT file extension as being a marker, informing that the file is accessible with Microsoft Project or a compatible program. Files in the MPT file format can be accessed with Moos Project Viewer and MPXJ programs in Microsoft Windows, Mac OS and Linux platforms.

a word of warning

Be careful not to rename the extension on .mpx files, or any other files. This will not change the file type. Only special conversion software can change a file from one file type to another.

what is a file extension?

A file extension is the set of three or four characters at the end of a filename; in this case, .mpx. File extensions tell you what type of file it is, and tell Windows what programs can open it. Windows often associates a default program to each file extension, so that when you double-click the file, the program launches automatically. When that program is no longer on your PC, you can sometimes get an error when you try to open the associated file.

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