What is a .PROPERTIES File And How To Open It – Mojang Specifications (Guide)

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Introduction

Have you downloaded a file with .properties extension, but you are not sure what it is? It is possible that you know what the file does, but you are unsure on how to open it. That’s why we have made this article! You will learn how to open the .properties file extension on various systems, what it is and how to work with it.

What is a .PROPERTIES file?

The .PROPERTIES file extension is from Minecraft Properties File. It was developed by Mojang Specifications. The format of this file is text, and it is a game related file.

What to know

There are currently 5 software that can open the .properties file on 3 platforms.

How to open a .PROPERTIES file?

Below you can find an easy to understand, step-by-step guide to open the .PROPERTIES file on your operating system/device.

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

There are 4 simple steps to open the .properties file on Windows.

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 and Microsoft Notepad software.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .PROPERTIES 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 Mojang Minecraft software you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Windows.

How to open a .PROPERTIES file on Mac

We have written below an easy-to-understand guide on how to open the .properties file on Mac in 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. The other software that you can use is Mojang Minecraft and Apple TextEdit.

Step 2

Step 2: Finding your .PROPERTIES 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. In the fourth step, after clicking “Open with”, you should see the Mojang Minecraft software that you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Mac.

How to open a .PROPERTIES file on Linux

There are 4 simple steps to open the .properties file on Linux.

1. The first step is to download the Vim software. You will be using this software in order to open the file. The other software that you can use is Mojang Minecraft, GNU Emacs and Vim.

Step 2

Step 2: Locate the .PROPERTIES 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 Vim 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 .PROPERTIES file?

If you are still unable to open the .PROPERTIES file, it might be because you are trying to open the wrong one. There are many similar file extensions that look like the .PROPERTIES file.properties – Sun Microsystems. 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 .PROPERTIES file with the Mojang Minecraft, Microsoft Notepad programs on Windows, Mojang Minecraft, Apple TextEdit programs on Mac and Vim, Mojang Minecraft, GNU Emacs software on Linux.