What is a .BLEND2 File And How To Open It – Blender (Easy Guide)

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Introduction

Have you came across a file with the .blend2 extension and you don’t know what it is? You most likely know what the file is, but you might be unsure on how to open it. Don’t worry! This article explains everything about the .blend2 file extension, how to open and work with it on various systems.

What is a .BLEND2 file?

The .BLEND2 file extension is from Blender Document Backup 2 File. The developer of this file extension is Blender. This backup file is in binary format.

What to know

There is currently 1 software that can open the .blend2 file on 3 platforms.

How to open a .BLEND2 file?

Below we have written a comprehensive guide on how to open the .BLEND2 file on various operating systems.

How to open a .BLEND2 file on Windows (7, 8, 10)

To open the .blend2 file on Windows, please follow these 4 easy steps.

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 .BLEND2 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. 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”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Windows.

How to open a .BLEND2 file on Mac

The .blend2 file can be opened in 4 steps on Mac.

1. The first step is to download the Blender software. This software will be used for opening the file. The other software that you can use is Blender.

Step 2

Step 2: Finding your .BLEND2 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: 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. Choose your software and click on “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Mac.

How to open a .BLEND2 file on Linux

The .blend2 file can be opened in 4 steps on Linux.

1. The first step is to download the Blender software. This software will be used for opening the file. You can also use Blender software.

Step 2

Step 2: Locate the .BLEND2 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: 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. 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”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Linux.

Still cannot open the .BLEND2 file?

If you cannot open the .BLEND2 file, it is entirely possible that you are trying to open the wrong file. There are many similar file extensions that look like the .BLEND2 file.blf – Microsoft, .blf – Designer’s Gallery, .blg – Microsoft, .bli – Thomson, .blibclara – Gameloft. You might be trying to open one of them. Please recheck the file extension again.

Conclusion

In this article you have learned how to open the .BLEND2 file with the Blender program on Windows, Blender program on Mac and Blender software on Linux.