Opening LOCALSTORAGE files

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

What is a LOCALSTORAGE file?

The .localstorage file extension is used as a settings file format that was developed by Google, Inc. These LOCALSTORAGE files are bundled with other application data files and resources that are installed with the Google Chrome Web browser. Also known as Google Chrome settings files, these .localstorage files are activated upon the initialization of Google Chrome in the computer.

A LOCALSTORAGE file contains plugin details, settings and configurations that have been saved in the Google Chrome Web browser. These settings are used by Google Chrome upon startup, and the data stored in these .localstorage files are updated when changes are saved by the user in Google Chrome.

There is no human-readable data in these .localstorage files. It's best to leave these LOCALSTORAGE files alone, in order for Google Chrome to continue working properly.

Try a universal file viewer

In addition to the products listed above, I would suggest that you try a universal file viewer like Free File Viewer. It can open over 200 different types of files - and very likely yours too! Download Free File Viewer.

By Prof. Jones (The File Expert)

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