I see that others have problems similar to mine. Attempts to open Sentinel-2 data in SNAP by means of the *.xml file(s) fail. When I pick the xml file from here, supposed to be metadata file, the answer is: "No appropriate Product Reader found"

If I pick the xml file from the subdirectory “DATASTRIP/S2A_OPER_MSI_L1C_DS_SGS_...”, the answer is the same.

Is this due to error during downloading or dezipping? If so, how can this be avoided?

  • I have notice the same problem with dezipped files. I keep the ZIP file and open it in SNAP and then it works perfect. I'm on macOS. – oskarlin Oct 13 '17 at 15:51

Which version of SNAP are you using?

Which kind of METADATA (*.xml) file have your scenes?

From almost a year ago, metadata naming convention changed and old versions of SNAP don't support that kind of structure. The old version was named as S2A_OPER_*.xml, now all scenes have the same metadata name: MTD_MSIL1C.xml (check product description file). In this threat, this topic is addressed.

I recommend you to delete old version of SNAP after upgrading to the new one.

  • This was interesting, I didn't know about this New Version (6.0, I downloaded ver 5.0 two weeks ago. The metafiles I try to open is probably of the old type, the name begins with S2A_OPER_MTD_SAFL...., but the directory containing the files is named S2A_OPER_PRD_MSIL1C_... I will try the 6.0 Version, and to open it from the zip file – Arne Linløkken Oct 14 '17 at 9:55

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