What is a .MPQ File And How To Open It – Blizzard Entertainment (Simple Steps)

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Introduction

Have you downloaded a file with .mpq extension, but you have never seen this extension before? You most likely know what the file is, but you might be unsure on how to open it. That’s why we have made this article! You will learn how to open the .mpq file extension on various systems, what it is and how to work with it.

What is a .MPQ file?

The .MPQ file extension comes from Blizzard Mo’PaQ File. It was developed by Blizzard Entertainment. This game related file is in binary format.

What to know

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

How to open a .MPQ file?

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

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

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

1. In the first step you need to download the Addon Studio for World of Warcraft software. You will be using this software in order to open the file. Other software that can be used in opening this file is: MPQ Editor and Addon Studio for World of Warcraft.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .MPQ 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 Addon Studio for World of Warcraft software 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 .MPQ file on Mac

The .mpq file can be opened in 4 steps on Mac.

1. The first step is to download the MPQ Extractor software. This software will be used for opening the file.

Step 2

Step 2: Finding your .MPQ 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: 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 MPQ Extractor 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 .MPQ file?

If you are still unable to open the .MPQ file, it might be because you are trying to open the wrong one. The .MPQ file extension is similar to other file extensions such as: .mpqe – Blizzard Entertainment, .mpr – FileMaker, .mpr – e3 Software, .mproj – David Norgren, .mproject – ProjectWizards. 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 .MPQ file with the Addon Studio for World of Warcraft, MPQ Editor programs on Windows and MPQ Extractor program on Mac.