.SC2MAP File Recovery

Have files been deleted due to a user’s error or software error? Have you formatted a disk by accident and need to know how to recover the files? Read our .SC2MAP file recovery guide for Windows, MacOS, Android and IOS in 2024.

SC2MAP File Recovery

What is a .SC2MAP file?

Game map used by StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty, a real-time strategy (RTS) game created as the sequel to StarCraft; contains the map name, author, description, size, terrain, units, triggers, pathing settings, and player starting points, as well as various objects; can be used for single player or multiplayer games.

What Are Common Causes of ".SC2MAP" Files Lost or Failure?

There are several common causes of ".SC2MAP" files being lost or failing:

  1. Accidental deletion: Users may accidentally delete the ".SC2MAP" files while cleaning up their computer or storage devices.
  2. System crashes: Sudden system crashes or power failures during the saving or editing process can lead to file corruption or loss.
  3. Software issues: Errors or bugs in the StarCraft II game or the map editor software can cause ".SC2MAP" files to become inaccessible or corrupted.
  4. Virus or malware attacks: Malicious software can infect and corrupt files on a computer, including ".SC2MAP" files.
  5. Storage device failure: Physical damage or failure of the storage device where the ".SC2MAP" files are stored can result in data loss.
  6. Human error: Mistakes made by the user, such as improper handling of files, accidental formatting of storage devices, or improper shutdown of the computer, can lead to file loss or corruption.
  7. File system errors: Issues with the file system, such as disk errors or file system corruption, can cause ".SC2MAP" files to become lost or inaccessible.
  8. Upgrades or updates: Sometimes, upgrading or updating the StarCraft II game or the map editor software can lead to compatibility issues, resulting in file loss or failure.

It is important to regularly backup ".SC2MAP" files to minimize the risk of data loss.

How to recover lost ".SC2MAP" files?

Sometimes while working with a computer, laptop or other stationary or mobile devices, you may encounter various bugs, freezes, hardware or software failures, even in spite of regular updates and junk cleaning. As a result, an important ".SC2MAP" file may be deleted.

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By no means should you think that the only way to recover a ".SC2MAP" file is always to create it once more.

Use programs for recovering ".SC2MAP" files if a file was lost after accidental or deliberate deleting, formatting the memory card or the internal storage, cleaning the storage device, after a virus attack or a system failure.

Programs to recover ".SC2MAP" files

Looking for a way to get files back? In cases when files were deleted and they cannot be restored by using standard operating system tools, use Hetman Partition Recovery.

Partition Recovery™ 4.9
The tool recovers data from any devices, regardless of the cause of data loss.

Follow the directions below:

  1. Download Hetman Partition Recovery, install and start the program.

  2. The program will automatically scan the computer and display all hard disks and removable drives connected to it, as well as physical and local disks.

    File Recovery Software
  3. Double-click on the disk from which you need to recover ".SC2MAP" files, and select analysis type.

    Hetman Partition Recovery - Analysis Type
  4. When the scanning is over, you will be shown the files for recovery.

    Hetman Partition Recovery - Files that Can be Restored
  5. To find a file you need, use the program’s interface to open the folder it was deleted from, or go to the folder "Content-Aware Analysis" and select the required file type.

    Hetman Partition Recovery - Deep Scan
  6. Select the files you have been looking for and click "Recovery".

    File Recovery Software - Files List for Recovery
  7. Choose one of the methods for saving the files and recover them.

    Saving recovered files in Hetman Partition Recovery

How to open file with ".SC2MAP" extension?

Looking for how to open a stereo blizzard StarCraft 2 Map File image file file?

Programs that open ".SC2MAP" files

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Additional Information

  • File type: Blizzard StarCraft 2 Map File

  • File extension: .SC2MAP

  • Developer: Blizzard Entertainment

  • Category: Game Files

  • Format: Binary


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Vladimir Artiukh

Author: Vladimir Artiukh, Technical Writer

Vladimir Artiukh is a technical writer for Hetman Software, as well as the voice and face of their English-speaking YouTube channel, Hetman Software: Data Recovery for Windows. He handles tutorials, how-tos, and detailed reviews on how the company’s tools work with all kinds of data storage devices.

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Editor: Oleg Afonin, Technical Writer

Oleg Afonin is an expert in mobile forensics, data recovery and computer systems. He often attends large data security conferences, and writes several blogs for such resources as xaker.ru, Elcomsoft and Habr. In addition to his online activities, Oleg’s articles are also published in professional magazines. Also, Oleg Afonin is the co-author of a well-known book, Mobile Forensics - Advanced Investigative Strategies.


Questions and answers

  • What is a .SC2MAP file and what is its purpose in the context of the game StarCraft II?

    A .SC2MAP file is a file format used in the game StarCraft II to store custom maps created by players. It contains all the necessary data and assets required for a specific map, including terrain, objects, triggers, and other elements.

    The purpose of a .SC2MAP file is to allow players to create and share their own custom maps within the StarCraft II game. These maps can be designed for various gameplay modes, such as single-player campaigns, multiplayer matches, or custom scenarios. Players can use the StarCraft II Editor, a built-in tool, to create and modify these maps.

    Custom maps enhance the gameplay experience by offering unique challenges, different terrain layouts, and creative scenarios that go beyond the standard maps provided by the game. They allow players to showcase their creativity, design their own campaigns, or even replicate famous maps from previous games. Additionally, custom maps can be shared and played by other StarCraft II players, fostering a vibrant community and expanding the game's content.

  • How can I open a .SC2MAP file and access its contents?

    To open and access the contents of a .SC2MAP file, you will need to follow these steps:

    1. Install StarCraft II: Make sure you have StarCraft II installed on your computer. This is necessary as the .SC2MAP file is associated with the game.
    2. Locate the .SC2MAP file: Find the .SC2MAP file you want to open and access. Typically, these files are located in the "Maps" folder within the StarCraft II installation directory.
    3. Open the StarCraft II Editor: Launch the StarCraft II Editor by opening the Battle.net launcher, selecting StarCraft II, and clicking on "Editor" from the options menu. This will open the editor interface.
    4. Load the .SC2MAP file: In the StarCraft II Editor, go to "File" and select "Open." Navigate to the location where the .SC2MAP file is stored and select it. This will load the map into the editor.
    5. Access the contents: Once the map is loaded, you can access its contents within the editor. You can view and modify various elements of the map, such as terrain, units, triggers, and more. Use the editor's features and tools to explore and work with the map's contents.

    Note: Opening and accessing the contents of a .SC2MAP file requires the StarCraft II Editor, which is only available on Windows and macOS. If you are using a different operating system, you may need to explore alternative methods or third-party tools to access the contents of the .SC2MAP file.

  • Are there any specific software or tools required to open and view the contents of a .SC2MAP file?

    Yes, to open and view the contents of a .SC2MAP file, you need the StarCraft II game client developed by Blizzard Entertainment. The .SC2MAP file format is specific to StarCraft II and contains the map data, terrain, units, and other assets used in the game. You can open and view .SC2MAP files within the StarCraft II editor, which is included with the game client.

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