How to open DISABLED files

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

What is a DISABLED file?

Files that contain the .disabled file extension are used by the Spybot Search & Destroy anti-spyware application. Spybot is an anti-malware, anti-spyware and anti-adware application that protects your computer from the latest Internet threats.

When Spybot scans your computer for threats and finds malicious software lurking on your hard drive, the malicious applications are disabled and are given the .disabled file extension. This prevents them from operating on your system and causing damage and corruption to your computer files.

You should not remove the .disabled file suffix from these files. If you do, your computer may become vulnerable to the threats that the files contain.

Software that will open, convert or fix DISABLED files

These apps are known to open certain types of DISABLED files. Since many different programs may use DISABLED files for different purposes, you may need to try a few of the apps to open your specific DISABLED file.

We have not verified any programs that we know for certain can work with DISABLED-files on Mac. If you know one, please use the Suggest link below and tell us about it!
We have not verified any online services that we know for certain can work with DISABLED-files. If you know one, please use the Suggest link below and tell us about it!