Musescore 3 SAVE?

• May 4, 2024 - 12:11

Why everytime I save my score in Musescore 3, it indicates as a Musescore 4 file in my folder even though I deleted the Musescore 4 and didn't do the score in Musescore 4? I hate that software, it makes a lot of errors and makes your score inaccessible!!


The file was saved as a Musescore 3 File and yet the 2nd photo that I showed was the file became a Musescore 4 file and I have no idea why it is like that.

In reply to by nikkoione19

A MuseScore 3 file cannot turn itself into a MuseScore 4 file. If you definitely save a MuseScore 3 file then it may be that your operating system still thinks it's a MuseScore 4 file because your operating system has .MSCZ files associated with MuseScore 4.

Uninstall of any software does not get rid of everything having to do with that software. Run a search of your hard drive for "musescore4". Go to and delete the files that are shown. Except for scores.

In reply to by bobjp

WIndows file associations are handled by the registry and will not show up in a file search. They can be changed manually by using RegEdit or, (more normally), from the "Open With..." context menu (= right-click menu) where you can browse for a specific program if it's not already in the list and then select "Always" to make the association permanent. (Exactly as underquark said earlier).

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