.MAXC File Recovery

Have files been deleted due to a user’s error or software error? Have you formatted a disk by accident and need to know how to recover the files? Read our .MAXC file recovery guide for Windows, MacOS, Android and IOS in 2024.

MAXC File Recovery

What is a .MAXC file?

File created by 3ds Max, a software package used for 3D modeling and animation; stores a collection of 3D objects, including their properties; allows modelers to organize scene objects into groups; also allows object groups to be shared.

What Are Common Causes of ".MAXC" Files Lost or Failure?

There are several common causes of ".MAXC" file loss or failure:

  1. Accidental deletion: Users may accidentally delete ".MAXC" files while organizing or cleaning up their computer's storage.
  2. Operating system or software issues: Issues with the operating system or software can lead to corruption or loss of ".MAXC" files. This can happen due to system crashes, software bugs, or compatibility issues.
  3. Virus or malware attacks: Malicious software can infect and corrupt ".MAXC" files, making them inaccessible or unusable.
  4. Hardware failure: Hard drive failures, power outages, or other hardware issues can result in the loss or corruption of ".MAXC" files.
  5. File system errors: Errors in the file system, such as disk fragmentation or file system corruption, can cause ".MAXC" files to become lost or damaged.
  6. Improper file handling: Improperly handling ".MAXC" files, such as force quitting an application while it is still writing or saving the file, can lead to file corruption or loss.
  7. Software updates or upgrades: Sometimes, updating or upgrading software can cause compatibility issues with existing ".MAXC" files, resulting in their loss or failure.
  8. Human error: Human error, such as mistakenly overwriting or renaming ".MAXC" files, can lead to their loss or failure.

To prevent such issues, it is advisable to regularly backup important ".MAXC" files, use reliable antivirus software, and practice safe file handling procedures.

How to recover lost ".MAXC" files?

Sometimes while working with a computer, laptop or other stationary or mobile devices, you may encounter various bugs, freezes, hardware or software failures, even in spite of regular updates and junk cleaning. As a result, an important ".MAXC" file may be deleted.

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By no means should you think that the only way to recover a ".MAXC" file is always to create it once more.

Use programs for recovering ".MAXC" files if a file was lost after accidental or deliberate deleting, formatting the memory card or the internal storage, cleaning the storage device, after a virus attack or a system failure.

Programs to recover ".MAXC" files

Looking for a way to get files back? In cases when files were deleted and they cannot be restored by using standard operating system tools, use Hetman Partition Recovery.

Partition Recovery™ 4.9
The tool recovers data from any devices, regardless of the cause of data loss.

Follow the directions below:

  1. Download Hetman Partition Recovery, install and start the program.

  2. The program will automatically scan the computer and display all hard disks and removable drives connected to it, as well as physical and local disks.

    File Recovery Software
  3. Double-click on the disk from which you need to recover ".MAXC" files, and select analysis type.

    Hetman Partition Recovery - Analysis Type
  4. When the scanning is over, you will be shown the files for recovery.

    Hetman Partition Recovery - Files that Can be Restored
  5. To find a file you need, use the program’s interface to open the folder it was deleted from, or go to the folder "Content-Aware Analysis" and select the required file type.

    Hetman Partition Recovery - Deep Scan
  6. Select the files you have been looking for and click "Recovery".

    File Recovery Software - Files List for Recovery
  7. Choose one of the methods for saving the files and recover them.

    Saving recovered files in Hetman Partition Recovery

How to open file with ".MAXC" extension?

Looking for how to open a stereo 3ds Max Container File image file file?

Programs that open ".MAXC" files

Autodesk 3ds Max 2020 Autodesk 3ds Max 2020

Additional Information

  • File type: 3ds Max Container File

  • File extension: .MAXC

  • Developer: Autodesk

  • Category: 3D Image Files

  • Format: Binary


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Vladimir Artiukh

Author: Vladimir Artiukh, Technical Writer

Vladimir Artiukh is a technical writer for Hetman Software, as well as the voice and face of their English-speaking YouTube channel, Hetman Software: Data Recovery for Windows. He handles tutorials, how-tos, and detailed reviews on how the company’s tools work with all kinds of data storage devices.

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Editor: Oleg Afonin, Technical Writer

Oleg Afonin is an expert in mobile forensics, data recovery and computer systems. He often attends large data security conferences, and writes several blogs for such resources as xaker.ru, Elcomsoft and Habr. In addition to his online activities, Oleg’s articles are also published in professional magazines. Also, Oleg Afonin is the co-author of a well-known book, Mobile Forensics - Advanced Investigative Strategies.


Questions and answers

  • What are the common reasons behind problems opening .MAXC files and how can they be fixed?

    There could be several reasons why you may encounter problems opening .MAXC files. Some common reasons include:

    1. Incompatible software: .MAXC files are typically associated with specific software applications. If you don't have the appropriate software installed or if the software is outdated, you may face difficulties opening the file.
    2. File corruption: If the .MAXC file is corrupted or damaged, it may not open properly. This can occur due to various reasons such as incomplete downloads, disk errors, or file transfer issues.
    3. Incorrect file extension: Sometimes, the file extension may be incorrect or missing, leading to confusion for the operating system or associated software. In such cases, the file may not be recognized or opened correctly.

    To fix these problems, you can try the following solutions:

    1. Install the appropriate software: Ensure that you have the correct software application installed on your system that is capable of opening .MAXC files. Check the file's documentation or source to determine which software is required.
    2. Update the software: If you already have the necessary software but are still experiencing issues, make sure it is up to date. Outdated software may have compatibility problems with newer file versions.
    3. Repair or recover the file: If the .MAXC file is corrupt, you can try repairing it using file repair tools or software specifically designed for file recovery. These tools can often fix minor file corruption issues.
    4. Check the file extension: Verify that the file extension is correct. If it is incorrect or missing, try adding or correcting it manually. For example, change the file name from "filename.maxc" to "filename.maxc".
    5. Obtain a valid file: If none of the above solutions work, it is possible that the file itself is not valid or is incomplete. In such cases, you may need to obtain a new, valid version of the file from the original source.

    It's important to note that the specific solution may vary depending on the circumstances and the software associated with the .MAXC file.

  • Are there any specific software or tools available to troubleshoot and fix issues related to opening .MAXC files?

    There are no specific software or tools available to troubleshoot and fix issues related to opening .MAXC files because .MAXC files are not a standard file format or widely recognized file extension. It is possible that .MAXC files are specific to a particular software or application. In such cases, you would need to refer to the documentation or support resources of the software or application that created the .MAXC files for troubleshooting and fixing any issues related to opening them.

  • How can one ensure that the necessary file associations are correctly set up to enable smooth opening of .MAXC files?

    To ensure that the necessary file associations are correctly set up to enable smooth opening of .MAXC files, you can follow these steps:

    1. Right-click on a .MAXC file and select "Open with" from the context menu.
    2. If your desired program is listed, select it and check the box that says "Always use this program to open .MAXC files." Then click "OK" to open the file.

    If your desired program is not listed, follow these additional steps:

    1. Click on "Choose another app" or "More apps" to see a list of available programs.
    2. If your desired program is still not listed, click on "Look for another app on this PC."
    3. Navigate to the installation folder of the program you want to use to open .MAXC files. Usually, it is located in the "Program Files" or "Program Files (x86)" folder on your system drive.
    4. Select the executable file (.exe) of the program and click "Open."
    5. Check the box that says "Always use this program to open .MAXC files" and click "OK."

    If you want to change the file association later or encounter any issues, you can modify the file associations in the settings of your operating system. Here's how to do it in Windows:

    1. Open the Control Panel by searching for it in the Start menu.
    2. Click on "Default Programs" or "Default Programs > Set your default programs."
    3. Select the program you want to associate with .MAXC files from the list on the left.
    4. Click on "Choose defaults for this program" or "Choose defaults for this program > Select all."
    5. Check the box next to .MAXC or the file extension you want to associate with the program.
    6. Click "Save" or "OK" to apply the changes.

    After following these steps, .MAXC files should open smoothly with your desired program.

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