What is a .S2MV File And How To Open It – Blizzard Entertainment (Visual Guide)

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Introduction

Have you downloaded a file with .s2mv extension, but you are not sure what it is? Perhaps you know what the file is, but you simply don’t know how to open it. That’s why you are here! We have made this guide for you to learn more about the .s2mv file extension and how to open it.

What is a .S2MV file?

The file extension .S2MV is StarCraft 2 Map Preview File. This file extension was developed by Blizzard Entertainment. This raster related file is in binary format.

What to know

There are currently 3 software that can open the .s2mv file on 2 platforms.

How to open a .S2MV file?

In this part of the article we will show you how to open the .S2MV file on various operating systems.

How to open a .S2MV file on Windows (7, 8, 10)

Below you can see a visual guide on how to open the .s2mv file on Windows in 4 easy steps.

1. In the first step you need to download the Blizzard StarCraft 2 software. You will be using this software in order to open the file. The other software that you can use is Blizzard StarCraft 2 and Microsoft Windows Photo Viewer.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .S2MV 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 Blizzard StarCraft 2 software that you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Windows.

How to open a .S2MV file on Mac

To open the .s2mv file on Mac, please follow these 4 easy steps.

1. In the first step you need to download the Blizzard StarCraft 2 software. This software will be used for opening the file. Other software that can be used in opening this file is: Blizzard StarCraft 2 and Apple Preview.

Step 2

Step 2: Finding your .S2MV 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. In the fourth step, after clicking “Open with”, you should see the Blizzard StarCraft 2 software that 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 .S2MV file?

If you cannot open the .S2MV file, it is entirely possible that you are trying to open the wrong file. There are many similar file extensions that look like the .S2MV file.s2qh – Blizzard Entertainment, .s2ql – Blizzard Entertainment, .s2z – S2 Games, .s3g – MakerBot Industries, .s3i – Scream Tracker 3 Instrument. 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 .S2MV file with the Blizzard StarCraft 2, Microsoft Windows Photo Viewer programs on Windows and Blizzard StarCraft 2, Apple Preview programs on Mac.