What are PATCH files and how to open them
Are you having problems opening a PATCH file or just wondering what they contain? We explain what these files are used for and show you software that we know can open or otherwise handle your files.
What is a PATCH file?
PATCH files have multiple uses, and diff Patch is one of them. Read more about the other uses further down the page.
diff Patch File
Files that contain the .patch file extension are used by a variety of different software applications for program patches and software update purposes.
A developer will create and distribute a patch file that contains the data that is needed to update an application or fix a problem with the associated software program.
Patch files may be used to fix software bugs, improve program usability, replace graphics or update software features. These files ensure that a user is operating the most recent version of a software application and that bugs and errors have been addressed in the software they are running.
How to open PATCH files
Important: Different programs may use files with the PATCH file extension for different purposes, so unless you are sure which format your PATCH file is, you may need to try a few different programs.
While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested six different PATCH openers which you will find listed below.
Last updated: February 24, 2023
All known file formats using extension .PATCH
While diff Patch File is a popular type of PATCH-file, we know of 3 different uses of the .PATCH file extension. Different software may use files with the same extension for different types of data.
Imgdiff Android Patch File
We know that one PATCH format is Imgdiff Android Patch File. We have not yet analyzed in detail what these files contain and what they are used for. We're working on it.
SuperJAM! Patch File
We know that one PATCH format is SuperJAM! Patch File. We have not yet analyzed in detail what these files contain and what they are used for. We're working on it.
Various apps that use files with this extension
These apps are known to open certain types of PATCH files. Remember, different programs may use PATCH 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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