MNU File Extension

Have a problem opening a .MNU file? We collect information about file formats and can explain what MNU files are. Additionally we recommend software suitable for opening or converting such files.

What is the .MNU file type?

Primarily, the .mnu extension is associated with the Adobe Photoshop Menu Customization (MNU) file type/format. Adobe Photoshop (PS) is a well-established commercial bitmap image manipulation application developed by Adobe for MS Windows/Mac OS X. Part of Adobe Creative Suite (CS), Adobe PS is positioned as an industry-standard solution for professional graphics artists and photographers.

Adobe PS allows its users a great freedom in menu and workspace customization, letting them change the default menus, create their own, use colorized menu items, custom menu order, etc. Such menus are saved as MNU files in the "Menu Customization" sub-folder inside the PS installation directory.

A .mnu file is a small binary file that contains all settings for a given menu. MNU menu customization files can be created, edited and saved from within Adobe PS, with the use of its workspace editor tool.

With AutoCAD, a powerful and versatile commercial CAD (Computer-Assisted Design) suite for major platforms by Autodesk, the .mnu extension is encountered in association with the earlier AutoCAD Menu Template (MNU) file type/format.

MNU files are plaintext ASCII files that were used in AutoCAD as templates for user interface customization. Since AutoCAD 2006, MNU was replaced with a more advanced menu specification format, CUI (Customize User Interface)—later also replaced with CUIX.

Besides, the .mnu extension is used in TomTom GPS navigation devices to label device menu files ("TomTom.mnu"). This is a text-based file usually located in the "sdkregistry" directory at the device's root. The "TomTom.mnu" file can be edited with a text editor to customize the default device menu.

Lastly, the .mnu extension is often used—as a short for 'Menu'—to identify various user menu configuration and layout files utilized by many computer programs on different platforms/OS'es. A generic .mnu file is most likely a text-based file that defines the structure of an application's GUI-driven menu, adds custom menu items, sets up custom menu layout, etc.

Software to open or convert MNU files

You can open MNU files with the following programs:
Adobe Photoshop CC
Adobe Photoshop CC by Adobe Systems Incorporated
Adobe Photoshop CS6
Adobe Photoshop CS6 by Adobe Systems Incorporated
Adobe Photoshop CS2
Adobe Photoshop CS2 by Adobe Systems, Inc.
Adobe Photoshop CS3
Adobe Photoshop CS3 by Adobe Systems Incorporated

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