MCLEVEL File Extension

MCLEVEL file icon
Minecraft Map Format
  • Developer
    Mojang Specifications
  • Popularity
    2.8 (5 votes)

What is MCLEVEL file?

Full format name of files that use MCLEVEL extension is Minecraft Map Format. Minecraft Map Format format was developed by Mojang Specifications. MCLEVEL file format is compatible with software that can be installed on Linux, Mac OS, Windows system platform. Files with MCLEVEL extension are categorized as Game Files files. The Game Files subset comprises 1248 various file formats. Users are advised to use Minecraft software for managing MCLEVEL files, although 2 other programs can also handle this type of file. Minecraft software was developed by Markus Persson, and on its official website you may find more information about MCLEVEL files or the Minecraft software program.

Programs which support MCLEVEL file extension

The list that follows enumerates programs compatible with MCLEVEL files, divided into 3 categories based on operating system on which they are available. Files with MCLEVEL extension, just like any other file formats, can be found on any operating system. The files in question may be transferred to other devices, be it mobile or stationary, yet not all systems may be capable of properly handling such files.

Programs that support MCLEVEL file

How to open file with MCLEVEL extension?

Problems with accessing MCLEVEL may be due to various reasons. What is important, all common issues related to files with MCLEVEL extension can be resolved by the users themselves. The process is quick and doesn’t involve an IT expert. The following is a list of guidelines that will help you identify and solve file-related problems.

Step 1. Download and install Minecraft

Problems with opening and working with MCLEVEL files are most probably having to do with no proper software compatible with MCLEVEL files being present on your machine. The solution is straightforward, just download and install Minecraft. The full list of programs grouped by operating systems can be found above. If you want to download Minecraft installer in the most secured manner, we suggest you visit Markus Persson website and download from their official repositories.

Step 2. Check the version of Minecraft and update if needed

You still cannot access MCLEVEL files although Minecraft is installed on your system? Make sure that the software is up to date. It may also happen that software creators by updating their applications add compatibility with other, newer file formats. If you have an older version of Minecraft installed, it may not support MCLEVEL format. All of the file formats that were handled just fine by the previous versions of given program should be also possible to open using Minecraft.

Step 3. Assign Minecraft to MCLEVEL files

If you have the latest version of Minecraft installed and the problem persists, select it as the default program to be used to manage MCLEVEL on your device. The process of associating file formats with default application may differ in details depending on platform, but the basic procedure is very similar.

The procedure to change the default program in Windows

  • Clicking the MCLEVEL with right mouse button will bring a menu from which you should select the Open with option
  • Select Choose another app → More apps
  • The last step is to select Look for another app on this PC option supply the directory path to the folder where Minecraft is installed. Now all that is left is to confirm your choice by selecting Always use this app to open MCLEVEL files and clicking OK.

The procedure to change the default program in Mac OS

  • From the drop-down menu, accessed by clicking the file with MCLEVEL extension, select Information
  • Open the Open with section by clicking its name
  • From the list choose the appropriate program and confirm by clicking Change for all....
  • If you followed the previous steps a message should appear: This change will be applied to all files with MCLEVEL extension. Next, click the Continue button to finalize the process.

Step 4. Check the MCLEVEL for errors

Should the problem still occur after following steps 1-3, check if the MCLEVEL file is valid. Being unable to access the file can be related to various issues.

1. The MCLEVEL may be infected with malware – make sure to scan it with an antivirus tool.

If the MCLEVEL is indeed infected, it is possible that the malware is blocking it from opening. Immediately scan the file using an antivirus tool or scan the whole system to ensure the whole system is safe. MCLEVEL file is infected with malware? Follow the steps suggested by your antivirus software.

2. Verify that the MCLEVEL file’s structure is intact

If the MCLEVEL file was sent to you by someone else, ask this person to resend the file to you. During the copy process of the file errors may occurred rendering the file incomplete or corrupted. This could be the source of encountered problems with the file. If the MCLEVEL file has been downloaded from the internet only partially, try to redownload it.

3. Check if the user that you are logged as has administrative privileges.

There is a possibility that the file in question can only be accessed by users with sufficient system privileges. Log in using an administrative account and see If this solves the problem.

4. Make sure that the system has sufficient resources to run Minecraft

If the system is under havy load, it may not be able to handle the program that you use to open files with MCLEVEL extension. In this case close the other applications.

5. Verify that your operating system and drivers are up to date

Up-to-date system and drivers not only makes your computer more secure, but also may solve problems with Minecraft Map Format file. It may be the case that the MCLEVEL files work properly with updated software that addresses some system bugs.

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