JSON File - opening and understanding
Did your computer fail to open a JSON file? We explain what they are used for and recommend software that we know can open or otherwise handle your .JSON files.
What is a JSON file?
JSON stands for Java Script Object Notification. Files that contain the .json file extension are similar to files that use the XML file format. The JSON file format is used to transmit structured data over various network connections.
The .json file extension is also used by the Firefox Internet browser, which is distributed by Mozilla. The Mozilla JSON files contain a backup copy of the bookmarks that have been created by a user who is using the Firefox Internet browser. If a user somehow loses his or her bookmark information, they can recreate the bookmark data using the information found in the JSON files.
How to open JSON 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 JSON for different purposes.
While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 10 different JSON openers which you will find listed below.
Suggest another file format using extension JSON
While we know of one file format using the .JSON 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 .JSON file.
Various viewers for this file format
These apps are known to open certain types of JSON files. Remember, different programs may use JSON files for different purposes, so you may need to try out a few of them to be able to open your specific file.