Opening CRX files

Did your computer fail to open a CRX file? We explain what CRX files are and recommend software that we know can open or convert your CRX files.

What is a CRX 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 proprietary to the Google Corporation.

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 and interactive browser functions.

CRX files are often distributed in a compressed file format, making them more manageable to distribute and download from the Internet. The files are usually compressed using Zip compression technology.

Try a universal file viewer

In addition to the products listed above, I would suggest that you try a universal file viewer like Free File Viewer. It can open over 200 different types of files - and very likely yours too! Download Free File Viewer.

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