What is a .BUILDPATH File And How To Open It – Eclipse (Guide)

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Introduction

Have you came across a file with the .buildpath extension, but it is a file you have never seen before? It is possible that you know what the file does, but you are unsure on how to open it. In this article we will explain what .buildpath file extension is, how to open it and how to work with it.

What is a .BUILDPATH file?

The file extension .BUILDPATH comes from Eclipse Build Path File. The development of this file was done by Eclipse. This development related file is in xml format.

What to know

There are currently 2 software that can open the .buildpath file on 3 platforms.

How to open a .BUILDPATH file?

Below you can find an easy to understand, step-by-step guide to open the .BUILDPATH file on your operating system/device.

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

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

1. The first step is to download the Zend Studio software. You will be using this software in order to open the file. Other software that can be used in opening this file is: Eclipse and Zend Studio.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .BUILDPATH 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 right click on your file and choose “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 Zend Studio software that you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Windows.

How to open a .BUILDPATH file on Mac

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

1. In the first step you need to download the Zend Studio software. This software will be used for opening the file. Other software that can be used in opening this file is: Eclipse and Zend Studio.

Step 2

Step 2: Finding your .BUILDPATH 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 Zend Studio software you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Mac.

How to open a .BUILDPATH file on Linux

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

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

Step 2

Step 2: Locate the .BUILDPATH 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, 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 Zend Studio 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 .BUILDPATH file?

If you cannot open the .BUILDPATH file, it is entirely possible that you are trying to open the wrong file. There are many similar file extensions that look like the .BUILDPATH file.buildsetting – Twixl media, .bul – NSR Physiome Project, .bun – Roland, .bundle – Apple, .bundle – Electronic Arts. 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 .BUILDPATH file with the Zend Studio, Eclipse programs on Windows, Zend Studio, Eclipse programs on Mac and Zend Studio, Eclipse software on Linux.