What is a .MCMETA File And How To Open It – Mojang (Easy Guide)

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Introduction

Have you came across a file with the .mcmeta extension and you don’t know what it is? It is important to know how to open this file – in order to be able to work with it. Thanks to this easy guide you will be able to find out what .mcmeta file extension is, how to open it and how to work with it.

What is a .MCMETA file?

The file extension .MCMETA is Minecraft Animation File. It was developed by Mojang. The format of this game related file is text.

What to know

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

How to open a .MCMETA file?

Below we will show you a step-by-step guide on how to open the .MCMETA file on various operating systems.

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

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

1. In the first step you need to download the Mojang Minecraft software. You will be using this software in order to open the file. You can also use Mojang Minecraft and Microsoft Notepad software.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .MCMETA 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. In the fourth step, after clicking “Open with”, you should see the Mojang Minecraft 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 .MCMETA file on Mac

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

1. The first step is to download the Mojang Minecraft software. You will be using this software in order to open the file. You can also use Mojang Minecraft software.

Step 2

Step 2: Finding your .MCMETA 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 Mojang Minecraft 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 .MCMETA file on Linux

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

1. The first step is to download the Mojang Minecraft software. This software will be used for opening the file. Other software that can be used in opening this file is: Mojang Minecraft.

Step 2

Step 2: Locate the .MCMETA 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 Mojang Minecraft software you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Linux.

Still cannot open the .MCMETA file?

If you are still unable to open the .MCMETA file, it might be because you are trying to open the wrong one. There are many similar file extensions that look like the .MCMETA file.mco – Microsoft, .mcolor – David Norgren, .mcp – Freescale Semiconductor, .mcp – Megacubo, .mcpack – Minecraft Resource Pack File. You might be trying to open the wrong file, please recheck if you are trying to open the right file extension again.

Conclusion

In this article you have learned how to open the .MCMETA file with the Mojang Minecraft, Microsoft Notepad programs on Windows, Mojang Minecraft program on Mac and Mojang Minecraft software on Linux.