What is a .XCODEPROJ File And How To Open It – Apple (Easy Guide)

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Have you came across a file with the .xcodeproj extension and you don’t know what it is? It is possible that you know what the file does, but you are unsure on how to open it. In this article we will explain what .xcodeproj file extension is, how to open it and how to work with it.

What is a .XCODEPROJ file?

The .XCODEPROJ file extension stands for Xcode Project. The creator of this file extension is Apple. This file belongs to the binary format and it is a development related file.

What to know

There is currently 1 software that can open the .xcodeproj file on 1 platform.

How to open a .XCODEPROJ file?

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

How to open a .XCODEPROJ file on Mac

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

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

Step 2

Step 2: Finding your .XCODEPROJ 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: 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 Apple Xcode software you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Mac.

Still cannot open the .XCODEPROJ file?

If you are still unable to open the .XCODEPROJ file, it might be because you are trying to open the wrong one. There are many similar file extensions that look like the .XCODEPROJ file.xcplugin – Apple, .xcplugindata – Apple, .xcscheme – Apple, .xcsl – Technicolor, .xcsnapshots – Apple. You might be trying to open one of them. Please recheck the file extension again.


In this article you have learned how to open the .XCODEPROJ file with the Apple Xcode program on Mac.