What is a .ASSET File And How To Open It – Unity Technologies (Easy Steps)

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Introduction

Have you downloaded a file with .asset extension, but you are not sure what it is? Perhaps you know what the file is, but you simply don’t know how to open it. Fear not, in this article we will show you how to easily open the .asset file in few simple steps on various systems.

What is a .ASSET file?

The file extension .ASSET stands for Unity Asset File. This file extension was developed by Unity Technologies. The format of this file is binary, and it is a game related file.

What to know

There is currently 1 software that can open the .asset file on 3 platforms.

How to open a .ASSET file?

Below we have written a comprehensive guide on how to open the .ASSET file on various operating systems.

How to open a .ASSET file on Windows (7, 8, 10)

The .asset file can be opened in 4 steps on Windows.

1. In the first step you need to download the Unity Technologies Unity software. You will be using this software in order to open the file. Other software that can be used in opening this file is: Unity Technologies Unity.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .ASSET file

2. In the second step you need to locate the downloaded file. If you don’t remember where you have downloaded your file to, you should check your /download/ folder as it usually gets automatically saved there.

Step 3

Step 3: Choose “Open with”

3. In the third step, after locating your file, right click on it and click “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Choose the software and click ok

4. In the fourth step, after clicking “Open with”, you should see the Unity Technologies Unity software that you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Windows.

How to open a .ASSET file on Mac

We have written below an easy-to-understand guide on how to open the .asset file on Mac in 4 easy steps.

1. In the first step you need to download the Unity Technologies Unity software. You will be using this software in order to open the file. Other software that can be used in opening this file is: Unity Technologies Unity.

Step 2

Step 2: Finding your .ASSET file

2. In the second step you need to locate the downloaded file. If you don’t remember where you have downloaded your file to, you should check your /download/ folder as it usually gets automatically saved there.

Step 3

Step 3: Clicking “Open with”

3. In the third step, after locating your file, right click on it and click “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Choosing the software to open your file

4. After choosing the “Open with” option, you will have an option to choose the Unity Technologies Unity software you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Mac.

How to open a .ASSET file on Linux

The .asset file can be opened in 4 steps on Linux.

1. In the first step you need to download the Unity Technologies Unity software. You will be using this software in order to open the file. You can also use Unity Technologies Unity software.

Step 2

Step 2: Locate the .ASSET file

2. In the second step you need to locate the downloaded file. The file can be usually found in your /download/ folder if you don’t remember where you have downloaded it to.

Step 3

Step 3: Hover over the “Open with” button

3. In the third step right click on your file and choose “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Open the file choosing the software

4. In the fourth step, after clicking “Open with”, you should see the Unity Technologies Unity software that you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Linux.

Still cannot open the .ASSET file?

If you are still unable to open the .ASSET file, it might be because you are trying to open the wrong one. There are many similar file extensions that look like the .ASSET file.assetproj – TechSmith, .assets – Unity Technologies, .asstrm – Ubisoft, .ast – Apple, .ast – Adobe Systems. You might be trying to open the wrong file, please recheck if you are trying to open the right file extension again.

Conclusion

In this article you have learned how to open the .ASSET file with the Unity Technologies Unity program on Windows, Unity Technologies Unity program on Mac and Unity Technologies Unity software on Linux.