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Details of extension .kext

1 extension(s) and 0 alias(es) in our database

Below, you can find answers to the following questions:

  • What is the .kext file?
  • Which program can create the .kext file?
  • Where can you find a description of the .kext format?
  • What can convert .kext files to a different format?
  • Which MIME-type is associated with the .kext extension?
Mac OS X Kernel Extension .kext file icon

Mac OS X Kernel Extension

KEXT file is a Mac OS X Kernel Extension. Mac OS X is a series of Unix-based graphical interface operating systems developed and marketed by Apple Inc.
Category: Application files
Application: Mac OS X
Program name: -
Mime-type: application/octet-stream
Magic bytes (HEX): -
Magic string (ASCII): -
Related extensions:
Mac OS X Folder Settings
Mac OS X Icon Resource File
Mac OS X Trash Folder
Mac OS X Screensaver File

Other types of files may also use the .kext file extension. If you have helpful information about .kext extension, write to us!

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

We found the following similar extensions in our database:

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

The .kext filename extension is often given incorrectly!

According to the searches on our site, these misspellings were the most common in the past year:

ext (4), kex (2)

Can't open a .kext file?

If you want to open a .kext file on your computer, you just need to have the appropriate program installed. If the .kext association isn't set correctly, you may receive the following error message:

Windows can't open this file:

File: example.kext

To open this file, Windows needs to know what program you want to use to open it. Windows can go online to look it up automatically, or you can manually select from a list of programs that are installed on your computer.

To change file associations:

  • Right-click a file with the extension whose association you want to change, and then click Open With.
  • In the Open With dialog box, click the program whith which you want the file to open, or click Browse to locate the program that you want.
  • Select the Always use the selected program to open this kind of file check box.

Supported operating systems

Windows Server 2003/2008/2012, Windows 7, Windows 8, Linux, FreeBSD, NetBSD, OpenBSD, Mac OS X, iOS, Android

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