CRX File Type

- The quick facts

What are CRX files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening a CRX file or just wondering what they contain? We explain what these files are used for and show you software that we know can open or otherwise handle your files.

What is a CRX file?

A .CRX file is a Google Chrome Extension file.

Files that contain the .crx file extension are used by the Google Chrome Internet browser. Google Chrome is a browser much like the Internet Explorer browser distributed by Microsoft, but Chrome is made by Google.

The CRX files that are used by the Chrome browser contain plug-in files, also referred to as Google Chrome extension files. These files are installed onto a user's Google Chrome browser application in order to provide the user with additional features, such as custom browser skins, ad-blockers, screenshot tools, etc.

How to open CRX files

We have identified one CRX opener that is compatible with this specific type of CRX file.

Programs that open Google Chrome Extension files

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Last updated: May 31, 2022

Various apps that use files with this extension

These apps are known to open certain types of CRX files. Remember, different programs may use CRX files for different purposes, so you may need to try out a few of them to be able to open your specific file.

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