How to open a file with .MCIF extension?

File Type : MacroMolecular Crystallographic Information File
Compatible with (Win10, Win8, Win7, Vista and WinXP)

You'll need a new app to open this .MCIF file

Searching for the right program to open .MCIF files?

"You'll need a new app to open this file" is probably the most common error faced by millions of Windows users every day. This is either because the program required to open a file is not available on your system or there may be other issues.

We recommend that you run a free scan to check for missing drivers.


What is .MCIF file extension?

Chemical file saved in the MacroMolecular Crystallographic Information File (mmCIF) format; contains crystallographic and magnetic related information in tag-value pairs or in a loop structure, which works like a table; alternative format to the Protein Data Bank (.PDB) format. The mmCIF format was created in order to extend the capabilities of the .CIF file format. The format is closely similar to the CIF format, but can also store magnetic space groups, which became a necessity after Harold T. Stokes and Brandon J. Campbell extended CIF dictionaries by adding magnetic related tags.
You can see a list of software programs here on www.easyfileopener.org that can open this file type so that you don’t need to search for it on the web. You can then open your file with this extension using a software listed below.

Software that can be used to open MCIFfiles:

  • RasMol
  • CIFTr
  • CIFTr
  • CIFTr