Known Milestones file signatures and File Extensions

Signatures (in order of software release).

  • MILES: Milestones, Etc. 1.0 (.MLS)
  • MV2C : Milestones, Etc. 2.1 (.MLS)
  • MV214: Milestones, Etc. 2.1 (.MLS)
  • MV30 : Milestones, Etc. 3.0 (.ML3)
  • MV30A: Milestones, Etc. 3.1 (.ML3)
  • MV30B: Milestones, Etc. 3.1 (.ML3)
  • MV30C: Milestones, Etc. 3.1 (.ML3)
  • MV31A: Milestones, Etc. 3.1 (.ML3)
  • MV400: Milestones, Etc. 4.0, 4.5 (.ML4), Milestones Simplicity 1.0 (.MLS)
  • MV500: Milestones, Etc. 5.0, 5.01 (.ML5), Milestones Simplicity 2.0 (.MLS)
  • MV600: Milestones Professional 2000 (.ML6), Milestones Simplicity 2000 (.MLS)
  • MV700: Milestones Professional 2002 (.ML7), Milestones Simplicity 2002 (.MLS)
  • MV701: Milestones Professional 2002 (.ML7), Milestones Simplicity 2002 (.MLS), Milestones Project Companion 2002 (.MLP)
  • MV800: Milestones Professional 2004 (.ML8), Milestones Simplicity 2004 (.MLS), Milestones Project Companion 2004 (.MLP)
  • MV900: Milestones Professional 2004U (.ML9)
  • MVA00: Milestones Professional 2006 (.MLA), Milestones Simplicity 2006 (.MLS), Milestones Project Companion 2006 (.MLP)
  • MVB00: Milestones Professional 2008 (.MLB), Milestones Simplicity 2008 (.MLS), Milestones Project Companion 2008 (.MLP)
  • MVC00: Milestones Professional 2010 (.MLD), Milestones Simplicity 2010 (.MLS)
  • MVE00: Milestones Professional 2012 (.MLE), Milestones Simplicity 2012 (.MLS)
  • MVF00: Milestones Professional 2015 (.MLF), Milestones Simplicity 2015 (.MLS)
  • MVG00: Milestones Professional 2017 (.MLG), Milestones Simplicity 2017 (.MLS)

More Information: Later versions of Milestones software can read all prior version files. However, if a feature in a file is not supported by a particular application, then that feature would be skipped. For example, Milestones Simplicity 2008 can read all current and prior version Milestones 2008 files, but features in a Milestones Professional file, such as a DataGraph, would be ignored by Milestones Simplicity, since Milestones Simplicity does not support the DataGraph feature.

It is the file signature (the first 5 characters of the file) that determines which Milestones read function is used, regardless of the file name extension used.