An mdwn file extension is related to the Markdown markup language and used for its source code files.

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MDWN file extension - Markdown markup language

What is mdwn file? How to open mdwn files?

File type specification:

Text file type icon Text file type

The mdwn file extension is associated with files that contains data in Markdown markup language.

Markdown is a lightweight markup language, to write using an easy-to-read, easy-to-write plain text format, then convert it to structurally valid XHTML (or HTML).

The default software associated to mdwn file type:

Markdown  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
John Gruber

Markdown is a text-to-HTML conversion tool for web writers. Markdown allows you to write using an easy-to-read, easy-to-write plain text format, then convert it to structurally valid XHTML (or HTML).

Help how to open MDWN files:

Use any text editor to view content of *.mdwn files.

How to convert file with extension MDWN:

As far as we know, this .mdwn 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 .mdwn file extension

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

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

  • Open mdwn file
  • Edit mdwn file
  • Create mdwn file

Software that open mdwn file - Markdown markup language

Click on the link to get more information about listed programs for open mdwn file action.

Microsoft Windows:

Main software associated with mdwn file by default:
Other suggested software:
Microsoft Windows NotePad small icon Microsoft Windows NotePad
NotePad++ text editor small icon NotePad++ text editor
Sublime Text small icon Sublime Text
Atom small icon Atom


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