What is a .MCGAME File And How To Open It – Minecraft Launcher (Easy Guide)

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Have you came across a file with the .mcgame 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. In this article we will explain what .mcgame file extension is, how to open it and how to work with it.

What is a .MCGAME file?

The .MCGAME file extension is from Minecraft Game Backup File. This file extension belongs to the developer Minecraft Launcher. The file has the zip format, and it is a game related file.

What to know

There are currently 2 software that can open the .mcgame file on 1 platform.

How to open a .MCGAME file?

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

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

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

1. The first step is to download the 7-Zip software. This software will be used for opening the file. You can also use Corel WinZip and 7-Zip software.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .MCGAME 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. After choosing the “Open with” option, you will have an option to choose the 7-Zip software you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Windows.

Still cannot open the .MCGAME file?

If you are still unable to open the .MCGAME file, it might be because you are trying to open the wrong one. The .MCGAME file extension is similar to other file extensions such as: .mci – Media Control Interface File, .mcif – International Union of Crystallography, .mcl – Microsoft, .mclevel – Mojang Specifications, .mcmac – Mariner Software. You might be trying to open one of them. Please recheck the file extension again.


In this article you have learned how to open the .MCGAME file with the 7-Zip, Corel WinZip programs on Windows.