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Details of extension .sparseimage

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Below, you can find answers to the following questions:

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

Mac OS X Sparse Image

SPARSEIMAGE file is a Mac OS X Sparse Image. A sparse image is a type of disk image file used on Mac OS X that grows in size as the user adds data to the image, taking up only as much disk space as stored in it.
Detailed description not available
Category: Disk Image files
Application: Mac OS X
Program name: -
Mime-type: application/octet-stream
Magic bytes (HEX): -
Magic string (ASCII): -
Related extensions:
Mac OS X Sparse Bundle

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Can't open a .sparseimage file?

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

Windows can't open this file:

File: example.sparseimage

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 2003/2008/2012/2016, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10, Linux, FreeBSD, NetBSD, OpenBSD, Mac OS X, iOS, Android

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