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CRASH file format description

CRASH file format

We made this page to help you understand how to work with CRASH files. Here, you can find info on software that can handle these files. It includes simple programs for opening and converting them.

Learn about the CRASH file and its functions here!

We also explain how to convert them into other types. It's simple and hassle-free. For opening or changing CRASH files, this page offers all the tools you need.

#1 Steam Crash Data

The CRASH file is categorized under Data. It is associated with Steam, serving as a Steam Crash Data. Steam is a digital distribution, digital rights management, multiplayer and communications platform developed by Valve Corporation. Visit the website of Steam for a detailed description of the CRASH format.

Application:Steam
Category:Data files
Mime-type:application/octet-stream
Magic:- / -
Aliases:-

Steam Crash Data related extensions

  • acf Steam Application Cache Data
  • alt Steam ALT Data
  • cachedmsg Valve Steam Cache Data
  • csm Steam Client Game Backup Data

#2 Mac OS X Crash Log

The CRASH file is categorized under Development. It is associated with Mac OS X, serving as a Mac OS X Crash Log. Visit the website of Mac OS X for a detailed description of the CRASH format.

Application:Mac OS X
Category:Development files
Mime-type:application/octet-stream
Magic:- / -
Aliases:-

Mac OS X Crash Log related extensions

  • isn InstallShield Skin
  • dct Visual FoxPro Database Container Memo
  • ago Autolog Script
  • wxb wxBasic Source Code

Windows can't open your CRASH file?

When you try to open a file by double-clicking it, Windows looks at the file's name to figure out what to do. If Windows doesn't know the file type, it'll ask you to choose an app to open this CRASH file.

To set the CRASH file association in Windows 11, you can follow these steps

  1. Open the Settings app by clicking on the Start menu and selecting the gear icon.
  2. In the Settings app, click on System and then select Apps from the left-hand side menu.
  3. Scroll down and click on the Default apps option.
  4. In the Default apps section, you will find various categories. They include Email, Web browser, and Music player.
  5. Locate the category that matches the file type you want to associate. For example, choose Photos for image files, or Video player for video files.
  6. Click on the current default app listed under the category. A list of available apps will appear.
  7. Choose the app you want to set as the default for that file type. If the app you want is not listed, click on More apps to see more options. Or, click on Look for an app in the Microsoft Store to search for apps.
  8. After selecting the app, it will become the default choice for opening files of that type.

It's worth mentioning that you don't always need to set CRASH file association. Many apps can open files. They don't need a specific file association to be set.

Handle CRASH files with care

Exercise caution when handling CRASH files from unknown sources. Files from certain sources can threaten your computer's security. They might contain malware, viruses, or harmful software. To minimize risks, avoid downloading or opening unfamiliar CRASH files. Use trusted antivirus software to scan files from unknown sources before opening.

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