What is a .BLEND1 File And How To Open It – Blender (Guide)

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Introduction

Have you downloaded a file with .blend1 extension, but you have never seen this extension before? It is possible that you know what the file does, but you are unsure on how to open it. Thanks to this easy guide you will be able to find out what .blend1 file extension is, how to open it and how to work with it.

What is a .BLEND1 file?

The file extension .BLEND1 is Blender Document Backup File. The development of this file was done by Blender. This backup file is in binary format.

What to know

There is currently 1 software that can open the .blend1 file on 3 platforms.

How to open a .BLEND1 file?

Below we will show you a step-by-step guide on how to open the .BLEND1 file on various operating systems.

How to open a .BLEND1 file on Windows (7, 8, 10)

The .blend1 file can be opened in 4 steps on Windows.

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

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .BLEND1 file

2. The second step is locating 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: 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. After choosing the “Open with” option, you will have an option to choose the Blender software you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Windows.

How to open a .BLEND1 file on Mac

We have written below an easy-to-understand guide on how to open the .blend1 file on Mac in 4 easy steps.

1. The first step is to download the Blender software. You will be using this software in order to open the file. The other software that you can use is Blender.

Step 2

Step 2: Finding your .BLEND1 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 right click on your file and choose “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 Blender software you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Mac.

How to open a .BLEND1 file on Linux

Below you can see a visual guide on how to open the .blend1 file on Linux in 4 easy steps.

1. The first step is to download the Blender software. You will be using this software in order to open the file. You can also use Blender software.

Step 2

Step 2: Locate the .BLEND1 file

2. The second step is locating 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: Hover over the “Open with” button

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

Step 4

Step 4: Open the file choosing the software

4. After choosing the “Open with” option, you will have an option to choose the Blender software 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 .BLEND1 file?

If you are still unable to open the .BLEND1 file, it might be because you are trying to open the wrong one. The .BLEND1 file extension is similar to other file extensions such as: .blend2 – Blender, .blf – Microsoft, .blf – Designer’s Gallery, .blg – Microsoft, .bli – Thomson. 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 .BLEND1 file with the Blender program on Windows, Blender program on Mac and Blender software on Linux.