CRX file format description
Many people share .crx files without attaching instructions on how to use it. Yet it isn’t evident for everyone which program a .crx file can be edited, converted or printed with. On this page, we try to provide assistance for handling .crx files.
1 filename extension(s) found in our database.
.crx - Chrome Extension
The CRX archive files are related to Google Chrome. 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:
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.
- Open Control Panel > Control Panel Home > Default Programs > Set Associations.
- Select a file type in the list and click Change Program.
The .crx file extension is often given incorrectly!
According to the searches on our site, these misspellings were the most common in the past year:
crc, cex, crz, cfx, vrx, cdx, rx, frx, cxr, ctx, crs, cgx, xrx, srx, rcx
Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?
Similar file extensions in our database:
- Picasa Collage Data
- Poser Compressed Character
- CFX Case File
- SolidWorks Enterprise PDM Exported Vault Settings
- CRC Checksum
- Lucene 2 Compound File
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