What is a .MIN File And How To Open It – Nintendo (Easy Steps)

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Introduction

Have you came across a file with the .min extension and you don’t know what it is? Perhaps you know what the file is, but you simply don’t know how to open it. Fear not, in this article we will show you how to easily open the .min file in few simple steps on various systems.

What is a .MIN file?

The .MIN file extension comes from Pokemon Mini File. The creator of this file extension is Nintendo. The file is a game related file.

What to know

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

How to open a .MIN file?

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

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

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

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

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .MIN file

2. The second step is locating 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: 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 RetroPie software you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Windows.

How to open a .MIN file on Linux

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

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

Step 2

Step 2: Locate the .MIN 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 PokeMini 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 .MIN file?

If you are still unable to open the .MIN file, it might be because you are trying to open the wrong one. The .MIN file extension is similar to other file extensions such as: .min – Okuma. 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 .MIN file with the RetroPie, PokeMini programs on Windows and PokeMini software on Linux.