.CRASH File Extension

File Type:
Mac OS X Crash Log File

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

What is a CRASH file?

Crash file extension has Mac OS X Crash Log file type, developed by Apple, which is associated with the "system files" category.

CrashReporter is a program integrated in Mac OS X by default for recording information about application crashes. Log files created by it are saved in files with the .CRASH extension. They contain information that details the state of the computer when a crash occurred. CRASH files include memory dump information, timestamp, and general information about the program that crashed. These files are needed for reporting and debugging problems with programs.

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

crash file icon
File Type:
Mac OS X Crash Log File
System Files

How to open CRASH file?

Double click the crash 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 .crash 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 crash 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".

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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 crash 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 CRASH files

  • MacOS MacOS
    • Apple CrashReporter Apple CrashReporter
    • Apple Console Apple Console
    • Apple TextEdit Apple TextEdit

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 crash file as well. Download Universal File Viewer for your OS.

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