What is a .SEGY File And How To Open It – SEG Technical Standards Committee (Visual Guide)

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Introduction

Have you downloaded a file with .segy 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. Thanks to this easy guide you will be able to find out what .segy file extension is, how to open it and how to work with it.

What is a .SEGY file?

The file extension .SEGY is from SEG-Y Data File.This file extension belongs to the developer SEG Technical Standards Committee. The format of this file is text and binary, and it is a GIS software file.

What to know

There is currently 1 software that can open the .segy file on 3 platforms.

How to open a .SEGY file?

Below we have written a comprehensive guide on how to open the .SEGY file on various operating systems.

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

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

1. In the first step you need to download the Geopsy software. You will be using this software in order to open the file.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .SEGY 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: 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 Geopsy software you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Windows.

How to open a .SEGY file on Mac

There are 4 simple steps to open the .segy file on Mac.

1. The first step is to download the Geopsy software. This software will be used for opening the file. Other software that can be used in opening this file is: Geopsy.

Step 2

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

How to open a .SEGY file on Linux

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

1. In the first step you need to download the Geopsy software. This software will be used for opening the file. Other software that can be used in opening this file is: Geopsy.

Step 2

Step 2: Locate the .SEGY 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: Hover over the “Open with” button

3. In the third step right click on your file and choose “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Open the file choosing the software

4. After choosing the “Open with” option, you will have an option to choose the Geopsy software you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Linux.

Still cannot open the .SEGY file?

If you cannot open the .SEGY file, it is entirely possible that you are trying to open the wrong file. The .SEGY file extension is similar to other file extensions such as: .sel – Mincom, .selectionportfoliolibrary – Corel, .sem – Alpha Software, .sen – Neyer Software, .sen – Scifer. 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 .SEGY file with the Geopsy program on Windows, Geopsy program on Mac and Geopsy software on Linux.