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What are LOCALSTORAGE files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening a LOCALSTORAGE file or are you simply curious about its contents? We're here to explain the properties of these files and provide you with software that can open or 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

Important: Different programs may use files with the LOCALSTORAGE file extension for different purposes, so unless you are sure which format your LOCALSTORAGE file is, you may need to try a few different programs.

While we have not verified the app ourselves yet, our users have suggested a single LOCALSTORAGE opener which you will find listed below.

Last updated: May 31, 2022

Various apps that use files with this extension

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.

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