COMPONENT file format description

Many people share .component files without attaching instructions on how to use it. Yet it isn’t evident for everyone which program a .component file can be edited, converted or printed with. On this page, we try to provide assistance for handling .component files.

1 filename extension(s) found in our database.

.component - Mac OS X System Component

The COMPONENT other files are related to Mac OS X. The COMPONENT file is a Mac OS X System Component. Mac OS X is Apple's operating system for its line of Macintosh computers. A Preference Pane is a special dynamically loaded plugin in Mac OS X.

Mac OS X
Other files
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Mac OS X System Component related extensions:
XrML Digital License Package
Texas Instruments CBL 2 OS File
ZIPGenius Key Data
Blizzard Encrypted MoPaQ File
ZOOM MRS-802 System File
iPhone / iPod Firmware Upgrade

Naturally, other applications may also use the .component file extension. Even harmful programs can create .component files. Be especially cautious with .component files coming from an unknown source!

Can't open a .component file?

When you double-click a file to open it, Windows examines the filename extension. If Windows recognizes the filename extension, it opens the file in the program that is associated with that filename extension. When Windows does not recognize a filename extension, you receive the following message:

Windows can't open this file:


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 one from a list of programs that are installed on your computer.

To avoid this error, you need to set the file association correctly.

Operating systems currently supports the following operating systems:

Windows XP/Vista, Windows 7/8/10, Windows 11, CentOS, Debian GNU/Linux, Ubuntu Linux, FreeBSD, macOS, Mac OS X, iOS, Android

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