What is a .GALAXY File And How To Open It – Blizzard Entertainment (Visual Guide)

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Introduction

Have you downloaded a file with .galaxy extension, but you have never seen this extension before? Perhaps you know what the file is, but you simply don’t know how to open it. Don’t worry! This article explains everything about the .galaxy file extension, how to open and work with it on various systems.

What is a .GALAXY file?

The file extension .GALAXY comes from Blizzard Galaxy File. This file extension was developed by Blizzard Entertainment. The file has the text format, and it is a game related file.

What to know

There are currently 5 software that can open the .galaxy file on 2 platforms.

How to open a .GALAXY file?

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

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

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

1. The first step is to download the Blizzard StarCraft 2 Editor software. This software will be used for opening the file. You can also use Blizzard StarCraft 2, Blizzard StarCraft 2 Editor and Microsoft Notepad software.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .GALAXY 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. After choosing the “Open with” option, you will have an option to choose the Blizzard StarCraft 2 Editor software you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Windows.

How to open a .GALAXY file on Mac

There are 4 simple steps to open the .galaxy file on Mac.

1. In the first step you need to download the MacVim software. You will be using this software in order to open the file. The other software that you can use is Blizzard StarCraft 2, Blizzard StarCraft 2 Editor, Apple TextEdit and MacVim.

Step 2

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

Still cannot open the .GALAXY file?

If you are still unable to open the .GALAXY file, it might be because you are trying to open the wrong one. The .GALAXY file extension is similar to other file extensions such as: .gallery – SMART Technologies, .gallerycollection – SMART Technologies, .galleryitem – SMART Technologies, .gam – Saved Game File, .game – Apple. 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 .GALAXY file with the Blizzard StarCraft 2 Editor, Blizzard StarCraft 2, Microsoft Notepad programs on Windows and MacVim, Blizzard StarCraft 2, Blizzard StarCraft 2 Editor, Apple TextEdit programs on Mac.