JSON File Type

- The quick facts

What are JSON files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening a JSON 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 JSON file?

JSON files have multiple uses, and Javascript Object Notation (JSON) Document is one of them.

Javascript Object Notation (JSON) Document

JSON is a lightweight data-interchange format. It can be easily processed, read, and written. It is used in a variety of different situations, such as to exchange information between various applications or to pass data in between systems. It is based on the JavaScript object notation.

There are plenty of libraries, tools, and frameworks that can read and write JSON. JSON is also a language that supports several data types and is one of the most popular data formats in use today.

JSON files are plain text files and can be opened with any text editor, but using a JSON-aware editor is helpful to make sure your file is invalid JSON format.

How to open JSON files

We have identified 5 JSON openers that are compatible with this specific type of JSON file.

Programs that open Javascript Object Notation (JSON) Document files

Bitberry File OpenerBitberry File OpenerVerified
Microsoft Visual StudioMicrosoft Visual StudioVerified

Last updated: June 29, 2022

MAME Plugin Configuration

We know that one JSON format is MAME Plugin Configuration. We have not yet analyzed in detail what these files contain and what they are used for. We're working on it.

JSON opener for Windows

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


More file formats using the JSON extension

Through our research of JSON files, we know that the following formats exist. However, we have not yet analyzed them in detail, and we would love to hear from you if you have information about either of them.

Cool-retro-term Profile

Coriolis.io Ship Loadout Data


Cura Extruder Definition

Cura Quality Settings

Cura Theme

DroidPad Custom Layout

EasyEDA Source File

Firefox Bookmark File

Karabiner-Elements Configuration

LottieFiles Animation

Node-RED Flow Data

Nuendo JSON Template

Open3D PoseGraph

Opencomic Syndication Format

QMK Keymap Data

Speakeasy Configuration

Splits.io Exchange Format

Trizbort.io Map Data

Vega Visualization

VirusTotal Graph

Xcode Asset Catalog

Various apps that use files with this extension

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.

Microsoft Web Platform ExtensionsMicrosoft Web Platform ExtensionsUser submitted
Edge Code CCEdge Code CCUser submitted
Oxygen XML EditorOxygen XML EditorUser submitted
Sakura Editor (Japanese)Sakura Editor (Japanese)User submitted
MaxMaxUser submitted
Adobe AcrobatAdobe AcrobatUser submitted
Adobe DreamweaverAdobe DreamweaverUser submitted
MaxMSPMaxMSPUser submitted
OperaOperaUser submitted
7-Zip7-ZipUser submitted