CRX file format description

Many people often share .crx files without providing instructions on how to use them. This can make it difficult for users to determine which program is compatible for editing, converting, or printing .crx files. To address this issue, we have created this page to offer assistance and guidance on handling .crx files. We provide information on compatible software, editing instructions and conversion options to help users effectively interact with .crx files.

Our aim is to simplify the process and promote seamless use of the .crx file format.

1 filename extension(s) found in our database.

.crx - Chrome Extension

The CRX archive files are related to Google Chrome. The CRX file is a Chrome Extension. Google Chrome is a freeware web browser developed by Google that uses the WebKit layout engine. CRX files are ZIP files with a special header and the .crx file extension.

Google Chrome
Archive files
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Chrome Extension related extensions:
Atari Jaguar LZSS Compressed Data
KeyShot Package
Blink Archive
ZPanel Package
JRchive Data
Binary II Data

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

Can't open a .crx 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.

The .crx file extension is often given incorrectly!

Based on searches conducted on our site in the past year, we have compiled a list of the most common misspellings. These frequent misspellings can cause confusion and hinder search accuracy. By providing this list, we aim to assist users in finding the correct information more easily and improving their overall search experience on our site.

These misspellings were the most common in the past year:

cdx, cex, cfx, cgx, cr, crc, crd, crs, crz, ctx, cx, cxr, drx, frx, rcx

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

There is a possibility that the .crx filename extension is misspelled. To assist users in identifying potential errors, we provide a list of similar file extensions in our database.

Filename extensions similar to .crx:

Autodesk Land Desktop Label Style
dBASE Compound Index
Total Commander CRC Checksum
Links Course Data
Adobe Photoshop Tutorial Data
Crysis Shader Data

Operating systems

At, we strive to provide a seamless user experience by ensuring compatibility with a wide range of operating systems. The following is a comprehensive list of the operating systems currently supported by

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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