.MM 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 .MM file recovery guide for Windows, MacOS, Android and IOS in 2024.

MM File Recovery

What is a .MM file?

An MM file is a visual diagram created by FreeMind, a mind-mapping application written in Java. It contains a diagram which consists of text, nodes, branches, shapes, and icons that represent ideas. MM files may be used for brainstorming, researching topics, tracking projects, note-taking, etc.

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

There are several common causes of ".MM" files being lost or experiencing failure:

  1. Accidental deletion: Users may accidentally delete ".MM" files while organizing or cleaning up their computer's storage.
  2. System crashes: Sudden system crashes, power outages, or hardware failures can lead to the loss of ".MM" files if they were not saved properly.
  3. Virus or malware attacks: Malicious software can corrupt or delete ".MM" files, making them inaccessible or unusable.
  4. Software or application issues: Errors or bugs in mind mapping software can lead to the loss or corruption of ".MM" files.
  5. File system errors: Issues with the file system, such as disk errors or file system corruption, can cause ".MM" files to become lost or damaged.
  6. Improper file transfer or storage: If ".MM" files are not transferred or stored correctly, such as during a file transfer interruption or on a faulty storage device, they may become lost or corrupted.
  7. Human error: Mistakes made by users, such as accidentally overwriting or saving changes to the wrong file, can result in the loss of ".MM" files.

To minimize the risk of losing ".MM" files, it is recommended to regularly back up important files, use reliable antivirus software, keep software and applications up to date, and practice caution when handling and organizing files.

How to recover lost ".MM" 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 ".MM" file may be deleted.

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

Use programs for recovering ".MM" 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 ".MM" 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.

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 ".MM" 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 ".MM" extension?

Looking for how to open a stereo freeMind Mind Map image file file?

Programs that open ".MM" files

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Additional Information

  • File type: FreeMind Mind Map

  • File extension: .MM

  • Developer: FreeMind

  • Category: Data Files

  • Format: N/A

  • Mime-type: application/x-freemind

  • HEX: 3C 6D 61 70 20 76 65 72 73 69 6F 6E 3D 22

  • ASCII: <map version="

  • File types that use the extension .MM:

    • FreeMind Mind Map

    • NeXtMidas Macro File

    • Objective-C++ Source File


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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 is a ".MM backup" file and how is it created?

    A ".MM backup" file refers to a backup file created by the software called MindManager. MindManager is a mind mapping and brainstorming tool used for organizing and visualizing information.

    The ".MM backup" file is a copy of a MindManager map file (.MM file) that is created automatically by the software to ensure data integrity and provide a means of recovering data in case of file corruption or accidental deletion.

    The backup file is typically created when you save changes to an existing map. MindManager automatically saves a backup of the previous version with a ".MM backup" extension in the same location as the original file.

    The naming convention for the backup file is usually the same as the original file, with the addition of a date and time stamp. For example, if the original file is named "MyMap.MM," the backup file might be named "MyMap_20211231_235959.MM backup" to indicate the date and time of the backup.

    It's important to note that the backup file is not meant to be directly opened or edited. Instead, it serves as a safety net to restore the original file in case of any issues. To restore the backup, you can simply rename the backup file by removing the "_backup" part and open it with MindManager.

  • How can I restore a ".MM backup" file to retrieve my data?

    To restore a ".MM backup" file and retrieve your data, you can follow these steps:

    1. Open the software or application that you used to create the backup file. ".MM" files are commonly associated with MindManager, a popular mind mapping and project management tool. Ensure that you have the appropriate software installed on your computer.
    2. Go to the "File" menu within the software and look for an option related to restoring or importing data. The specific wording may vary depending on the software you are using. In MindManager, for example, you can click on "File" > "Open" or "Import" to access the restore/import options.
    3. Browse your computer's file system to locate the ".MM backup" file that you want to restore. Select the file and click "Open" or "Import" to initiate the restore process.
    4. Follow any on-screen prompts or instructions that appear during the restore process. These may include selecting specific data or settings to restore, choosing a location for the restored data, or confirming the restore operation.
    5. Once the restore process is complete, the software should display your data in its original format. You can then access and work with the restored data as needed.

    If you are unsure about the software associated with the ".MM backup" file or encounter any difficulties during the restore process, it is recommended to consult the software's documentation or contact the software's support team for further assistance.

  • Are there any specific software or tools required to open and access a ".MM backup" file?

    Yes, to open and access a ".MM backup" file, you will need a specific software called MindManager. MindManager is a popular mind mapping and project management software that uses the ".MM" file format for its files. You can use MindManager to open and restore the backup file to its original format.

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