UNITY File Extension

UNITY file icon
Unity Scene Format
  • Developer
    Unity Technologies
  • Category
  • Popularity
    3 (4 votes)

What is UNITY file?

UNITY is a file extension commonly associated with Unity Scene Format files. Unity Scene Format specification was created by Unity Technologies. UNITY file format is compatible with software that can be installed on Mac OS, Windows system platform. UNITY file belongs to the Game Files category just like 1274 other filename extensions listed in our database. Users are advised to use Unity software for managing UNITY files, although 1 other programs can also handle this type of file. On the official website of Unity Technologies developer not only will you find detailed information about theUnity software, but also about UNITY and other supported file formats.

Programs which support UNITY file extension

The following list contains programs grouped by 2 operating systems that support UNITY files. UNITY files can be encountered on all system platforms, including mobile, yet there is no guarantee each will properly support such files.

Programs that support UNITY file

Windows Windows
MAC OS MAC OS

How to open file with UNITY extension?

There can be multiple causes why you have problems with opening UNITY files on given system. On the bright side, the most encountered issues pertaining to Unity Scene Format files aren’t complex. In most cases they can be addressed swiftly and effectively without assistance from a specialist. The list below will guide you through the process of addressing the encountered problem.

Step 1. Get the Unity

The most common reason for such problems is the lack of proper applications that supports UNITY files installed on the system. To address this issue, go to the Unity developer website, download the tool, and install it. It is that easy On the top of the page a list that contains all programs grouped based on operating systems supported can be found. The safest method of downloading Unity installed is by going to developer’s website (Unity Technologies) and downloading the software using provided links.

Step 2. Update Unity to the latest version

You still cannot access UNITY files although Unity is installed on your system? Make sure that the software is up to date. Software developers may implement support for more modern file formats in updated versions of their products. If you have an older version of Unity installed, it may not support UNITY 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 Unity.

Step 3. Set the default application to open UNITY files to Unity

After installing Unity (the most recent version) make sure that it is set as the default application to open UNITY files. The method is quite simple and varies little across operating systems.

Change the default application in Windows

  • Clicking the UNITY with right mouse button will bring a menu from which you should select the Open with option
  • Click Choose another app and then select More apps option
  • To finalize the process, select Look for another app on this PC entry and using the file explorer select the Unity installation folder. Confirm by checking Always use this app to open UNITY files box and clicking OK button.

Change the default application in Mac OS

  • Right-click the UNITY file and select Information
  • Proceed to the Open with section. If its closed, click the title to access available options
  • Select the appropriate software and save your settings by clicking Change all
  • If you followed the previous steps a message should appear: This change will be applied to all files with UNITY extension. Next, click the Continue button to finalize the process.

Step 4. Ensure that the UNITY file is complete and free of errors

Should the problem still occur after following steps 1-3, check if the UNITY file is valid. It is probable that the file is corrupted and thus cannot be accessed.

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

If the file is infected, the malware that resides in the UNITY file hinders attempts to open it. Immediately scan the file using an antivirus tool or scan the whole system to ensure the whole system is safe. If the scanner detected that the UNITY file is unsafe, proceed as instructed by the antivirus program to neutralize the threat.

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

If you obtained the problematic UNITY file from a third party, ask them to supply you with another copy. 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. When downloading the file with UNITY extension from the internet an error may occurred resulting in incomplete file. Try downloading the file again.

3. Verify whether your account has administrative rights

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. Check whether your system can handle Unity

The operating systems may note enough free resources to run the application that support UNITY files. Close all running programs and try opening the UNITY file.

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

Latest versions of programs and drivers may help you solve problems with Unity Scene Format files and ensure security of your device and operating system. It is possible that one of the available system or driver updates may solve the problems with UNITY files affecting older versions of given software.

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