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MCMETA file extension

The table below provides useful information about the .mcmeta file extension. It answers questions such as:

  • What is the .mcmeta file?
  • What program do I need to open a .mcmeta file?
  • How can the .mcmeta file be opened, edited or printed?
  • How can I convert .mcmeta files to another format?

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1 extension(s) and 0 alias(es) found in database

✅ Minecraft Resource META Data

MCMETA file is a Minecraft Resource META Data. Minecraft is a sandbox indie game originally created by Swedish programmer Markus Notch Persson and later developed and published by Mojang. The Anvil file format was officially introduced in Minecraft 1.2. It brings a list of changes and improvements over from the previous file format, Region. It was implemented as of snapshot 12w07a.
Category: Game Data files
Application: Minecraft
Mime-type: application/octet-stream
Magic number: -
Magic string: -
Sample: -
MCMETA aliases:
MCMETA related links:
MCMETA related extensions:
Minecraft Region Data

Minecraft Anvil Data

Minecraft Level Data Backup

Minecraft Old Level Data Backup

Minecraft New Level Data Backup

Other types of files may also use the .mcmeta file extension.

🔴 Can't open a .mcmeta file?

When you double-click a file to open it, Windows examines the filename extension. If Windows recognizes the filename extension, it opens the file in the program that is associated with that filename extension. When Windows does not recognize a filename extension, you receive the following message:

Windows cannot open this file:


To open this file, Windows needs to know what program you want to use to open it...

If you don't know how to set the .mcmeta file association, check the FAQ.

🔴 Can I change the extension of files?

Changing the filename extension of a file is not a good idea. When you change a file's extension, you change the way programs on your computer read the file. The problem is, changing the file extension does not change the file format.

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