Did you find or received MAP file and your computer failed to open it? Below we will explain what is MAP file extension and how you can open it.

What is a MAP file ext?

The .MAP file extension is used by image mapping: a method of hyperlinking. Whereas text hyperlink allows web designers to have people to access new web pages by clicking on an individual word, Image mapping allows people to access new web pages by clicking on a certain area of a picture. The .MAP files stores the key information associated with this process including the coordinates of the "hot spot" on the image, along with the destination URL.

How to open a MAP file?

In most cases your computer should know what software program should be used to open different file types and extensions like MAP. When you double click on the MAP file format, it should open with appropriate software program. If you downloaded or received MAP files for the first time and your system failed to open it then try free file viewers available on the internet after doing enough research not to fall prey to malware.

How to fix errors with MAP files

Scan the file
Before trying to open MAP files on your Windows make sure that it is safe to do so by running through antivirus scanner.
Unable to open MAP files with the associated software program or see an error than try updating the associated software
Do not
If none of the applications in your Windows were able to open MAP file do not change file extension because by changing file extension you are corrupting the file. In case you already changed the extension you can revert it back to MAP by renaming the file. Incorrect associations are the cause of many MAP file errors.

Finally, if Windows is unable to open file extension MAP you may have registry related errors or may not have the appropriate program installed. We strongly recommend that you run a registry scan.

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