.CRX File Extension

Developer:
Google
File Type:
Chrome Extension
Popularity:

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

What is a CRX file?

Crx file extension has Chrome Extension file type, developed by Google, which is associated with the "plugin files" category.

Files with this extension are used to add new themes and features to Google Chrome. They are saved in a compressed format and may include .JSON and .JS files, images, executable programs, etc. CRX files serve for installation purposes of new features like ab blockers, readers, and games. CRX files have .ZIP formatting. However, standard ZIP decompression tools cannot decompress them because CRX files have a section with a custom header.

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

crx file icon
Developer:
Google
File Type:
Chrome Extension
Category:
Plugin Files
Format:
Binary

How to open CRX file?

Double click the crx 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 .crx 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 crx 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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Method 2: Download the appropriate software

The given list provides programs which may be used for opening or converting the crx 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 CRX files

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

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