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What are MCMETA files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening a MCMETA file or are you simply curious about its contents? We're here to explain the properties of these files and provide you with software that can open or handle your MCMETA files.

What is a MCMETA file?

A .MCMETA file is a Minecraft Resource Pack Info file.

These MCMETA files are used by the Minecraft software, which is a cross-platform video game.

MCMETA files are JSON files that describe the contents of a Resource Pack or Data Pack, which are both used to customize the Minecraft game - also known as modding.

A resource or data pack is identified by Minecraft based on the presence of the file "pack.mcmeta" in the root directory of the package. The structure is almost the same for both kinds of mods.

Data packs can be used to override or add new advancements, dimensions, functions, loot tables, predicates, recipes, structures, tags, world generation settings, and biomes without code modification.

Resource packs can be used to customize textures, models, music, sounds, languages, texts, credits, and fonts without code modification.

How to open MCMETA files

We have identified four MCMETA openers that are compatible with this specific type of MCMETA file.

Programs that open Minecraft Resource Pack Info files


Last updated: February 24, 2023

Various apps that use files with this extension

These apps are known to open certain types of MCMETA files. Remember, different programs may use MCMETA files for different purposes, so you may need to try out a few of them to be able to open your specific file.

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