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What are SFS files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening a SFS 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 SFS files.

What is a SFS file?

SFS files have multiple uses, and SquashFS Image is one of them. Read more about the other uses further down the page.

SquashFS Image File

Squashfs is a compressed, read-only file system. It stores and distributes large amounts of data in a compact and efficient manner. Commonly used on embedded systems, like routers and set-top boxes, its files (.sqs) hold directories and other data.

Mksquashfs creates these Squashfs files. With the right driver installed, they can be mounted onto a device or system just like any other file system. The device can then access their contents as if it were part of its own directory structure.

But to create effectivve Squashfs files requires more than technical proficiency. Discernment is needed to understand audience needs and anticipated usage patterns. Such insight empowers decision making during the design process that ensures the full potential of this file system is realised.

How to open SFS files

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

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

Last updated: July 31, 2023

All known file formats using extension .SFS

While SquashFS Image File is a popular type of SFS-file, we know of 3 different uses of the .SFS file extension. Different software may use files with the same extension for different types of data.

Sfxr Sample

We know that one SFS format is Sfxr Sample. We have not yet analyzed in detail what these files contain and what they are used for. We're working on it.

Single File System Container

We know that one SFS format is Single File System Container. 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 SFS files. Remember, different programs may use SFS files for different purposes, so you may need to try out a few of them to be able to open your specific file.

Browse3D ProBrowse3D ProUser submitted
sfswin Applicationsfswin ApplicationUser submitted
Ultran Liquid SteelUltran Liquid SteelUser submitted
Security Filing SystemSecurity Filing SystemUser submitted
Orion Virtual StudioOrion Virtual StudioUser submitted
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