How to open JSON files

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

Software that will open, convert or fix JSON files

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

Free File ViewerFree File ViewerUser submitted
WinRARWinRARUser submitted
Microsoft Web Platform ExtensionsMicrosoft Web Platform ExtensionsUser submitted
Edge Code CCEdge Code CCUser submitted
Notepad++Notepad++User submitted
Oxygen XML EditorOxygen XML EditorUser submitted
Adobe DreamweaverAdobe DreamweaverUser submitted
MaxMSPMaxMSPUser submitted
Parallels Tools CenterParallels Tools CenterUser submitted
7-Zip7-ZipUser submitted
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We have not verified any online services that we know for certain can work with JSON-files. If you know one, please use the Suggest link below and tell us about it!