What is a .XYZ File And How To Open It – Celestia Development Team (Guide)

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Introduction

Have you downloaded a file with .xyz 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. That’s why we have made this article! You will learn how to open the .xyz file extension on various systems, what it is and how to work with it.

What is a .XYZ file?

The file extension .XYZ comes from Celestia Sampled Trajectory Data File. The developer of this file extension is Celestia Development Team. This data related file is in text format.

What to know

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

How to open a .XYZ file?

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

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

There are 4 simple steps to open the .xyz file on Windows.

1. In the first step you need to download the Celestia software. You will be using this software in order to open the file. The other software that you can use is Celestia.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .XYZ file

2. The second step is locating 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, after locating your file, right click on it and click “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Choose the software and click ok

4. In the fourth step, after clicking “Open with”, you should see the Celestia software that 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 .XYZ file on Mac

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

1. The first step is to download the Celestia software. You will be using this software in order to open the file. The other software that you can use is Celestia.

Step 2

Step 2: Finding your .XYZ 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. In the fourth step, after clicking “Open with”, you should see the Celestia software that 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 .XYZ file on Linux

The .xyz file can be opened in 4 steps on Linux.

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

Step 2

Step 2: Locate the .XYZ 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 Celestia software that you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Linux.

Still cannot open the .XYZ file?

If you cannot open the .XYZ file, it is entirely possible that you are trying to open the wrong file. There are many similar file extensions that look like the .XYZ file.xyz – Molecule Specification File. 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 .XYZ file with the Celestia program on Windows, Celestia program on Mac and Celestia software on Linux.