What is a .SC2DATA File And How To Open It – Blizzard Entertainment

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Introduction

Have you downloaded a file with .sc2data 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 .sc2data file extension on various systems, what it is and how to work with it.

What is a .SC2DATA file?

The file extension .SC2DATA stands for Blizzard StarCraft 2 Data 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 .sc2data file on 2 platforms.

How to open a .SC2DATA file?

Below you can find an easy to understand, step-by-step guide to open the .SC2DATA file on your operating system/device.

How to open a .SC2DATA file on Windows (7, 8, 10)

We have written below an easy-to-understand guide on how to open the .sc2data file on Windows in 4 easy steps.

1. The first step is to download the Blizzard StarCraft 2 and MPQ Editor software. You will be using this software in order to open the file.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .SC2DATA 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. After choosing the “Open with” option, you will have an option to choose the Blizzard StarCraft 2 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 .SC2DATA file on Mac

Below you can see a visual guide on how to open the .sc2data file on Mac in 4 easy steps.

1. The first step is to download the Blizzard StarCraft 2 and MPQ Extractor software. This software will be used for opening the file.

Step 2

Step 2: Finding your .SC2DATA 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: 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. Choose your software and click on “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Mac.

Still cannot open the .SC2DATA file?

If you cannot open the .SC2DATA file, it is entirely possible that you are trying to open the wrong file. The .SC2DATA file extension is similar to other file extensions such as: .sc2locale – Blizzard Entertainment, .sc2ma – Blizzard Entertainment, .sc2map – Blizzard Entertainment, .sc2mod – Blizzard Entertainment, .sc2replay – Blizzard Entertainment. 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 .SC2DATA file with the Blizzard StarCraft 2, MPQ Editor programs on Windows and Blizzard StarCraft 2, MPQ Extractor programs on Mac.