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File Type 1 Generic IconPaperPort Scanned Document
File Format Proprietary (Nuance Communications)
Usage Open manually
Rank ★ ★ ★  Common
Description

A MAX file is an image imported from a scanner using ScanSoft PaperPort. It is saved in a proprietary format that can only be viewed with PaperPort-compatible software.

Info About Nuance PaperPort

PaperPort is a desktop document management program. It includes scanning tools, a PDF generator, and document organization capabilities. PaperPort is designed to enable collaborative document sharing between users, which helps reduce costs and increase productivity. The program is available in standard, Enterprise and Professional versions.

Open With
Windows

IconNuance PaperPort

IconNuance OmniPage

Macintosh

IconNuance OmniPage Pro X

Unix

IconMaxview

Updated September 3, 2009
File Type 2 Generic IconAction Replay Max Save File
File Format Proprietary (Datel)
Usage Open manually
Rank ★ ☆ ☆  Uncommon
Description

Saved file created by Datel's Action Replay MAX, a PlayStation 2 (PS2) program used for applying cheats to PS2 games and creating PS2 saves; contains the saved state of a PS2 video game; can be saved to a hard drive or transferred to a PC using a USB flash drive.

MAX files can be opened directly on the PlayStation 2 using the Memory Manager on the PS2 Action Replay MAX disc.

Open With
Windows

IconPS2 Save Builder

IconPS2 Save Converter

Updated 2007
File Type 3 3ds Max Scene File Icon3ds Max Scene File
File Format Proprietary (Autodesk)
Usage Open manually
Rank ★ ★ ★  Common
Description

Three-dimensional scene created with 3ds Max, a 3D graphics and animation program; may contain multiple models and shapes that include textures, lighting, and shading effects.

3ds Max was previously called 3D Studio MAX, which also saved scenes with a ".max" extension. Exported files may have a .3DS extension.

Open With
Windows

IconAutodesk 3ds Max

Updated April 16, 2009
File Type 4 OmniPage Scanned Document IconOmniPage Scanned Document
File Format Proprietary (Nuance Communications)
Usage Open manually
Rank ★ ★ ☆  Average
Description

MAX files are scanned image files that may be created with OmniPage or PaperPort scanning software. They save image data in a proprietary format that can only be viewed with PaperPort-compatible programs.

Info About Nuance OmniPage

OmniPage is a document scanning program that includes advanced optical character recognition (OCR) capabilities. It is used to transform printed documents into electronic files. Scanned documents that are processed with OmniPage may retain the text as well the formatting and page layout information. OmniPage is available in standard, Professional, Enterprise, and Mac versions.

Open With
Windows

IconNuance OmniPage

IconNuance PaperPort

Macintosh

IconNuance OmniPage Pro X

Unix

IconMaxview

Updated September 4, 2009
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