What is a .SKEIN File And How To Open It

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Introduction

Have you downloaded a file with .skein extension, but you have never seen this extension before? Perhaps you know what the file is, but you simply don’t know how to open it. Don’t worry! This article explains everything about the .skein file extension, how to open and work with it on various systems.

What is a .SKEIN file?

The .SKEIN file extension is from Skein XML File. This game related file is in xml format.

What to know

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

How to open a .SKEIN file?

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

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

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

1. The first step is to download the Inform 7 software. You will be using this software in order to open the file. You can also use Zoom and Inform 7 software.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .SKEIN 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 Inform 7 software you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Windows.

How to open a .SKEIN file on Mac

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

1. The first step is to download the Inform 7 software. This software will be used for opening the file. The other software that you can use is Zoom and Inform 7.

Step 2

Step 2: Finding your .SKEIN 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, after locating your file, right click on it and click “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 Inform 7 software you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Mac.

How to open a .SKEIN file on Linux

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

1. The first step is to download the Inform 7 software. This software will be used for opening the file. You can also use Zoom and Inform 7 software.

Step 2

Step 2: Locate the .SKEIN 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, 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 Inform 7 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 .SKEIN file?

If you are still unable to open the .SKEIN file, it might be because you are trying to open the wrong one. There are many similar file extensions that look like the .SKEIN file.sketch – Bohemian Coding, .sketchpad – Sketch.IO, .skf – Autodesk, .ski – Motorola, .skim – Skim. 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 .SKEIN file with the Inform 7, Zoom programs on Windows, Inform 7, Zoom programs on Mac and Inform 7, Zoom software on Linux.