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


LOCALSTORAGE-JOURNAL file extension is used for file caching information that is created using Google Chrome browser. Files with a suffix of .localstorage-journal contains temporary data that are in SQLite database format. LOCALSTORAGE-JOURNAL files are often tagged with rollback journal files.

A rollback journal is created for the purpose of managing the old database that Chrome uses. The browsing process depends on the database. If the process detects it is necessary to change the database for efficiency and effectiveness, the rollback journal is created to protect the data in previous database.

The rollback journal is an ordinary disk file located in the same database directory that Chrome currently uses, so when the change occurs - two database files are saved in the directory. The old one is named with a .localstorage-journal file suffix and the new one is named like the old one, but without the -journal suffix.

The rollback journal also takes note of the original memory size of the previous database so that if the new database file grows, it can be shortened back to its original size using the rollback journal.


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-JOURNAL for different purposes.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 1 different LOCALSTORAGE-JOURNAL openers which you will find listed below.

Suggest another file format using extension LOCALSTORAGE-JOURNAL

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

Various viewers for this file format

These apps are known to open certain types of LOCALSTORAGE-JOURNAL files. Remember, different programs may use LOCALSTORAGE-JOURNAL 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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We have not verified any software that we know for certain will work with LOCALSTORAGE-JOURNAL-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-JOURNAL-files. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!