.COMPONENT File Extension

File Type:
Mac OS X System Component

Having trouble opening .component extension? Don't panic! This page explains what component files are as well as suggests programs you may use to open component files. You can download these programs through this page.

What is a COMPONENT file?

Component file extension has Mac OS X System Component file type, developed by Apple, which is associated with the "plugin files" category.

These files extend functionality and add support for system devices. For example, enable audio\video recording and its playback, AppleScript support, and dictionary services. Files with this extension can be found in several folders on your Mac. They are used by some applications and Mac OS X.

To learn how you can open the given file, read the information below.

component file icon
File Type:
Mac OS X System Component
Plugin Files

How to open COMPONENT file?

Double click the component file to open it. The file will open automatically if file associations have been correctly installed and there is a proper program on your computer; if not, file associations may be corrupted and your OS either cannot find the proper program, or you might not have one for opening the file. First, we recommend downloading our utility to fix file association errors; then, you can download any program for opening the .component extension from the ones suggested below. If you are certain there is nothing wrong with the file associations, you may proceed to method 2 right away; besides, if you can't make up your mind when choosing the right program, use Universal File Viewer from the last method.

Method 1: Fix file association errors

Follow these steps in order to automatically fix the component extension associations' problem in no time:

  • Step 1: Click on "Download Solution" to download automatic tool provided by WikiExt.
  • Step 2: Click "Start Scan" to identify all potential issues.
  • Step 3: Review scan results and click "Fix Items".

File Size: 3.04 MB, Download time: < 1 min. on DSL/ADSL/Cable

This Tool is Compatible With: Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8/8.1, 10

Method 2: Download the appropriate software

The given list provides programs which may be used for opening or converting the component file. Choose the proper program for your OS, and click it to start the download or proceed to the developer's website.

Programs that open COMPONENT files

  • MacOS MacOS
    • Apple OS X Apple OS X

Method 3: Use universal file viewer

In addition to the list of programs above, we recommend using Universal File Viewer. This tool can open over 250 file extensions and, most likely, it will be able to open the component file as well. Download Universal File Viewer for your OS.

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