What is a .SCSS File And How To Open It (Guide)

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Introduction

Have you came across a file with the .scss extension, but it is a file you have never seen before? Perhaps you know what the file is, but you simply don’t know how to open it. Thanks to this easy guide you will be able to find out what .scss file extension is, how to open it and how to work with it.

What is a .SCSS file?

The .SCSS file extension is Sass Cascading Style Sheet. The format of this file is text, and it is a web related file.

What to know

There are currently 4 software that can open the .scss file on 3 platforms.

How to open a .SCSS file?

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

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

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

1. The first step is to download the Compass.app and Notepad++ software. You will be using this software in order to open the file.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .SCSS 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 right click on your file and choose “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 Compass.app software 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 .SCSS file on Mac

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

1. In the first step you need to download the Compass.app, CodeKit and Apple TextEdit software. This software will be used for opening the file.

Step 2

Step 2: Finding your .SCSS 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 Compass.app software you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Mac.

How to open a .SCSS file on Linux

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

1. The first step is to download the Compass.app software. This software will be used for opening the file. You can also use Compass.app software.

Step 2

Step 2: Locate the .SCSS 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 Compass.app software that you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Linux.

Still cannot open the .SCSS file?

If you cannot open the .SCSS file, it is entirely possible that you are trying to open the wrong file. There are many similar file extensions that look like the .SCSS file.sct – Microsoft, .sct – Scitex, .scu – RIX Softworks, .scut4 – Craft Edge, .scv – ScanVec. 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 .SCSS file with the Compass.app, Notepad++ programs on Windows, Compass.app, CodeKit, Apple TextEdit programs on Mac and Compass.app software on Linux.