What is a .CEL File And How To Open It – Celestia Development Team

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Introduction

Have you downloaded a file with .cel extension, but you are not sure what it is? You most likely know what the file is, but you might be unsure on how to open it. That’s why you are here! We have made this guide for you to learn more about the .cel file extension and how to open it.

What is a .CEL file?

The file extension .CEL comes from Celestia Script File. This file extension was developed by Celestia Development Team. The file has the text format, and it is a executable file.

What to know

There are currently 4 software that can open the .cel file on 3 platforms.

How to open a .CEL file?

In this part of the article we will show you how to open the .CEL file on various operating systems.

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

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

1. In the first step you need to download the Celestia software. You will be using this software in order to open the file. The other software that you can use is Celestia and Microsoft Notepad.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .CEL 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: 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 Celestia software that 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 .CEL file on Mac

To open the .cel file on Mac, please follow these 4 easy steps.

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

Step 2

Step 2: Finding your .CEL 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. In the fourth step, after clicking “Open with”, you should see the Celestia software that you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Mac.

How to open a .CEL file on Linux

To open the .cel file on Linux, please follow these 4 easy steps.

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

Step 2

Step 2: Locate the .CEL 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. In the fourth step, after clicking “Open with”, you should see the GNU Emacs 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 .CEL file?

If you cannot open the .CEL file, it is entirely possible that you are trying to open the wrong file. There are many similar file extensions that look like the .CEL file.cel – Affymetrix, .cel – Adobe Systems, .cel – Bentley Systems, .cel – Battery 3. 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 .CEL file with the Celestia, Microsoft Notepad programs on Windows, Celestia, Apple TextEdit programs on Mac and GNU Emacs, Celestia software on Linux.