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.LANG File Extension

2 file types use the .lang file extension.

File Type 1Minecraft Language File

4.2 (92 Votes)
CategoryGame Files

What is a LANG file?

A LANG file is a game resource file used by Minecraft, an open-ended game that allows players to create and explore 3D worlds. It saves a list of key-value string pairs that map game menus, achievements, and other game objects to names in a given language. LANG files are used for localization.

More Information

Minecraft LANG files are located within the minecraft.jar archive, which is located in the following directory:


LANG files are stored in a plain text format, so you can edit them with a text editor. However, doing so can potentially cause Minecraft not to run properly, so you should backup minecraft.jar before proceeding. To edit LANG files, follow these steps:

  1. Explore minecraft.jar with 7-Zip or another tool that can explore JAR files.
  2. Navigate to the \lang\ folder.
  3. Extract en_US.lang and save it to a location on your computer.
  4. Edit the LANG file with a text editor such as Notepad.
  5. Place the edited LANG file back in the minecraft.jaf archive, overwriting the previous one.
  6. Delete the \META-INF\ folder within the root directory of minecraft.jar.
  7. Restart Minecraft.
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Programs that open LANG files
Updated 10/3/2017

File Type 2Skype Language File

3.4 (14 Votes)
CategorySettings Files

.LANG File Association 2

Language file used by Skype, a popular online communication program; contains language information that changes the language of the Skype user interface.

More Information

LANG files can be loaded within Skype by selecting the "Tools→Change Language" option. They can also be edited by selecting "Tools→Change Language→Edit Skype Language File."

Programs that open LANG files
Microsoft Skype
Updated 5/19/2009

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