What is an MD file?

In this article, we will explain what MD files are, how to open different types (there are several), and what you need to do to convert a file to another format.

There are several different file formats that use the MD file extension. Before deciding which program needs to open or convert a file, it is important to know the format of the file.

Markdown document file

The .MD or .MARKDOWN file can be a markdown document file. This is a plain text file that explains how to format a document using the Markdown language. README.md is a general MD file that contains textual instructions.

Sega Mega Drive ROM File

SEGA Megadrive ROM files also use the MD file extension. This is a digital representation of the physical game from the SEGA Mega Drive Console (called SEGA Genesis in North America). The emulator software uses MD files to play games on your computer.

Moneydance financial data file

Another file format that uses the MD extension is Moneydance Financial Data. MD files contain Moneydance financial software transactions, budgets, stock information, bank accounts, and other related data. However, newer versions of the program will use the .MONEYDANCE file instead.

MDCD file

If one or more files are compressed with MDCD compression, the result is called an MDCD compressed archive and ends with MD.

Machine description file

Another type of MD file is reserved for machine descriptor files. These are the programming files used on some Unix systems to compile software programs.

SharkPort save game files

Saved game files from SharkPort are also saved with the MD file extension. These are saved PlayStation 2 games created by SharkPort devices and are used to copy the saved games to your computer.

MD file

Given the abbreviation for this file extension, it is also an abbreviation for many technical terms. Minidisc, Microdrive, machine-dependent, and discontinued manufacturers are just a few examples. The command prompt md (create directory) command is another command. However, none of these terms have anything to do with the file formats described on this page.

Open and convert Markdown document files

These MD files are simple text documents and can be opened with any text editor such as Windows Notepad or WordPad. There is a list of other free text editors you can use instead. Here are some more specialized tools for opening and converting Markdown files:

MarkPad est un éditeur/visualisateur qui ouvre les fichiers MD, MDOWN, MARKDOWN et MKD.
Vous pouvez convertir MD en HTML avec un programme appelé Markdown. Il est publié par le créateur du langage Markdown, John Gruber. Un autre convertisseur MD-to-HTML est disponible via l'extension Markdown Preview Plus pour le navigateur Chrome.
Convertissez MD en PDF avec le convertisseur Markdown en ligne gratuit sur Markdowntopdf.com.
Dillinger est un éditeur MD en ligne qui fonctionne dans votre navigateur Web. Il convertit également les fichiers markdown en HTML et en PDF.
Utilisez CloudConvert pour enregistrer le fichier MD au format DOCX MS Word. D'autres formats de texte sont également pris en charge, comme HTML TXT, RTF et PDF.
Un autre convertisseur Markdown en ligne que vous pouvez essayer est disponible sur pandoc. Il prend en charge de nombreux formats, notamment DocBook v5, ICML, LaTeX, S5 et MediaWiki.

Open MD file with MarkPad on Windows 10

Open and convert SEGA Genesis / MegaDrive ROM files

MD files in this format can be converted to BIN (Sega Genesis Game ROM File Format) using SBWin. Once in this format, you can open the ROM in GensPlus. Or injury fusion.

Open and convert Moneydance financial data files

Moneydance will open the MD file created by this program. The program creates a MONEYDANCE file by default, but you can open the MD file to replace the old format.

To convert MD files to a format that can be used by other software such as Intuit Quicken and Microsoft Money, Moneydance[ファイル]>[エクスポート]Use the menu. The supported export formats are QIF, TXT, and JSON.

Microsoft Money hasn’t been used since 2009, but fortunately you can convert MD files to a format that can be used with the .MNY file extension called MoneyPlus Sunset, Microsoft’s alternative software.

Open and convert MDCD compressed archive files

The mdcd10.arc file compression / decompression command line software can open MDCD compressed files.

Once the files have been extracted, you can use most file compression and decompression tools to recompress the files into new formats such as ZIP, RAR, or 7Z. This is basically a way to “convert” this type of MD file.

Open the machine description file and convert

The MD file, which is a machine description file, is similar to the Markdown document file above in that it is a plain text file that can be read by any text editor. You can use any of the above text editors to open these types of MD files.

There is probably little reason to convert the machine descriptor file to another format, but if you need a different text format, you can definitely convert it with a text editor.

Open and convert game files saved by SharkPort

PS2 Save Builder is used to open MD files, which are game files saved on SharkPort. You can also open other similar file formats such as PWS, MAX, CBS, PSU, NPO, SPO, SPS, P2M, XPO, XPS.

You can also use the PS2 Save Builder tool to convert MD files to some of these same formats.

Still can’t open the file?

There are several file formats that use MD files, so it’s fairly easy to open the file with any of the above programs. However, if you misinterpret the file extension, none of these programs may work with the file.

Calibrate the file extension and be careful not to confuse it with a file extension of the same spelling. For example, MDB files are in Microsoft Access format and will not work with the above software. The same is true for MDW, MDD, DM, MDF, MDX, MDI, MNY, MDJ, and ND files.

Look for the letters and numbers added to the end of the file to find out more about the file format, including programs that can open / read the file and how to convert the file to another format.