DISABLED File - opening and understanding

Did your computer fail to open a DISABLED file? We explain what they are used for and recommend software that we know can open or otherwise handle your .DISABLED 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.

How to open DISABLED files

You will need a program compatible with the specific file you are trying to open, as different programs may use files with file extension DISABLED for different purposes.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 1 different DISABLED openers which you will find listed below.

Suggest another file format using extension DISABLED

While we know of one file format using the .DISABLED file extension, there may be more. It is widespread that different programs use files with the same file extension for very different types of data. Please let us know if you are aware of a different kind of .DISABLED file.

Various viewers for this file format

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

We have not verified any software that we know for certain will work with DISABLED-files on Mac. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!
We have not verified any web services that we know for certain will work with DISABLED-files. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!