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Informations about the KEXT filename extension and the file formats associated with it

We collected the information you should know about the .kext filename on this page. If you were sent a(n) .kext file in an e-mail, but you don’t know what to do with it, then you can find help here. We strive to suggest free, open-source applications that are available to everyone for the file formats.

1 filename extension(s) are in our database

.kext - Mac OS X Kernel Extension

The KEXT file is a Application file, which is connected to the Mac OS X Kernel Extension according to our registry. With the adequate settings, the Mac OS X Kernel Extension (.kext) files can be opened or converted with the help of Mac OS X.

Format description:
KEXT format
Mac OS X
Magic string:
- / -
Related links:
Related extensions:
Mac OS X Address Book Backup
Apple Address Book Contact List Database
Mac OS X Disk Information File
Mac OS X Bill of Materials File
AppleTalk Desktop Database
Mac OS X Application Plug-in

Important! Programs other than the ones listed above may also use the .kext file extension. Even harmful programs can create files with the .kext extension to store data in them. Always be careful with .kext files coming from unknown sources. Don’t open executable files that arrived in mails, even if you know the sender.

The .kext file can’t be opened on your computer?

If the program necessary for opening the .kext file is installed properly on your computer, then the quickest and simplest way to open the .kext file is to double-click on the file’s name. If that doesn’t work, then the right software probably isn’t installed on your computer.

While opening the .kext file, you may receive an error message from the associated application, this can be caused by the following:

Incorrectly given .kext extension

The .kext filename extension can be given incorrectly sometimes. The cause of the error could be a mistake or a simple typo. We found the following incorrectly given filename extensions that are the most frequent in the case of .kext files.

ext, kex

Maybe you’re not even looking for the .kext file extension?

It’s possible the the file’s extension was given incorrectly. Below, we list some filename extensions that are similar to the .kext extension. It’s possible that the one you’re looking for is among them.

Visual Studio .NET DB Project Extended Properties
RealFlight Model File
KEDIT Macro File

Associated applications

The Windows operating system stores information about the applications associated to the file extensions in the registry database. The associations can be queried or modified in the Command Prompt window with the "assoc" command.

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