LOCALSTORAGE File - opening and understanding

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

How to open LOCALSTORAGE 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 LOCALSTORAGE for different purposes.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 2 different LOCALSTORAGE openers which you will find listed below.

Suggest another file format using extension LOCALSTORAGE

While we know of one file format using the .LOCALSTORAGE 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 .LOCALSTORAGE file.

Various viewers for this file format

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

Any Video Converter FreeAny Video Converter FreeUser submitted
HxD Hex EditorHxD Hex EditorUser submitted
We have not verified any software that we know for certain will work with LOCALSTORAGE-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 LOCALSTORAGE-files. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!