A make file extension is related to the Makefile, which is used by compilers and development tools.

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MAKE file extension - Makefile

What is make file? How to open make files?

File type specification:

Source code and script file type icon Source code and script file type

The make file extension is associated with the Makefile used by various compilers of programming languages.

Make reads its instructions from text files. An initialization file is read first, followed by the makefile. The initialization file holds instructions for all “makes” and is used to customize the operation of Make. Make automatically reads the initialization file whenever it starts up.

The makefile has instructions for a specific project. The default name of the makefile is literally makefile.

The default software associated to open make file:

Microsoft Visual Studio icon

Microsoft Corporation logoMicrosoft Visual Studio  Multiplatform software

Company or developer:
Microsoft Corporation

Microsoft Visual Studio is an integrated development environment (IDE) used to create applications for Microsoft Windows, Windows Mobile, .NET Framework, Silverlight as well as dynamic websites and web applications. Visual Studio is available for Windows and Mac.

Help how to open:

Use compatible tools to work with *.make files.

How to convert:

As far as we know, this .make file type can't be converted to any other file format. This is usually the case of system, configuration, temporary, or data files containing data exclusive to only one software and used for its own purposes. Also some proprietary or closed file formats cannot be converted to more common file types in order to protect the intellectual property of the developer, which is for example the case of some DRM-protected multimedia files.

List of software applications associated to the .make file extension

Recommended software programs are sorted by OS platform (Windows, macOS, Linux, iOS, Android etc.)
and possible program actions that can be done with the file: like open make file, edit make file, convert make file, view make file, play make file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in File-Extensions.org's database).

Click on the tab below to simply browse between the application actions, to quickly get a list of recommended software, which is able to perform the specified software action, such as opening, editing or converting make files.

Software that open make file - Makefile

Programs supporting the exension make on the main platforms Windows, Mac, Linux or mobile. Click on the link to get more information about listed programs for open make file action.


Main software associated with make file by default:
Microsoft Visual Studio small icon Microsoft Visual Studio
Other suggested software:
Visual Studio Code small icon Visual Studio Code

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