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What are STRINGS files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening a STRINGS 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 STRINGS files.

What is a STRINGS file?

Files that contain the .strings file extension are files that normally contain text strings which are commonly used by the Apple Safari and Mac OS X operating systems.

The STRINGS files that are used by the Apple Safari and Mac OS X platforms are used to create alerts, status and error messages for the user of the Mac computer. The STRINGS files that are used by these Mac operating systems may also contain language translation of an application or other localization data.

The STRINGS files on a user's computer are most commonly stored in the system's Resources folder as a part of the OS X application package.

How to open STRINGS files

Important: Different programs may use files with the STRINGS file extension for different purposes, so unless you are sure which format your STRINGS 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 STRINGS 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 STRINGS files. Remember, different programs may use STRINGS 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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