BUNDLE File Extension

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Mac OS X Application Plug-in
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What is BUNDLE file?

Full format name of files that use BUNDLE extension is Mac OS X Application Plug-in. Mac OS X Application Plug-in specification was created by Apple. BUNDLE files are supported by software applications available for devices running Mac OS, Windows. BUNDLE file belongs to the Plugin Files category just like 139 other filename extensions listed in our database. The most popular program for handling BUNDLE files is iTunes, but users can choose among 2 different programs that support this file format. On the official website of Apple, Inc. developer not only will you find detailed information about theiTunes software, but also about BUNDLE and other supported file formats.

Programs which support BUNDLE file extension

The list that follows enumerates programs compatible with BUNDLE files, divided into 2 categories based on operating system on which they are available. Files with BUNDLE suffix can be copied to any mobile device or system platform, but it may not be possible to open them properly on target system.

Programs that support BUNDLE file

How to open file with BUNDLE extension?

There can be multiple causes why you have problems with opening BUNDLE files on given system. What is important, all common issues related to files with BUNDLE extension can be resolved by the users themselves. The process is quick and doesn’t involve an IT expert. We have prepared a listing of which will help you resolve your problems with BUNDLE files.

Step 1. Download and install iTunes

The main and most frequent cause precluding users form opening BUNDLE files is that no program that can handle BUNDLE files is installed on user’s system. This one is an easy one. Select iTunes or one of the recommended programs (for example, Mac OS X, iMovie) and download it from appropriate source and install on your system. Above you will find a complete listing of programs that support BUNDLE files, classified according to system platforms for which they are available. If you want to download iTunes installer in the most secured manner, we suggest you visit Apple, Inc. website and download from their official repositories.

Step 2. Check the version of iTunes and update if needed

If the problems with opening BUNDLE files still occur even after installing iTunes, it is possible that you have an outdated version of the software. Check the developer’s website whether a newer version of iTunes is available. Software developers may implement support for more modern file formats in updated versions of their products. This can be one of the causes why BUNDLE files are not compatible with iTunes. The latest version of iTunes should support all file formats that where compatible with older versions of the software.

Step 3. Assign iTunes to BUNDLE files

If the issue has not been solved in the previous step, you should associate BUNDLE files with latest version of iTunes you have installed on your device. The next step should pose no problems. The procedure is straightforward and largely system-independent

Selecting the first-choice application in Windows

  • Choose the Open with entry from the file menu accessed by right-mouse clicking on the BUNDLE file
  • Click Choose another app and then select More apps option
  • Finally select Look for another app on this PC, point to the folder where iTunes is installed, check the Always use this app to open BUNDLE files box and conform your selection by clicking OK button

Selecting the first-choice application in Mac OS

  • From the drop-down menu, accessed by clicking the file with BUNDLE extension, select Information
  • Find the Open with option – click the title if its hidden
  • From the list choose the appropriate program and confirm by clicking Change for all....
  • If you followed the previous steps a message should appear: This change will be applied to all files with BUNDLE extension. Next, click the Continue button to finalize the process.

Step 4. Verify that the BUNDLE is not faulty

Should the problem still occur after following steps 1-3, check if the BUNDLE file is valid. Being unable to access the file can be related to various issues.

1. The BUNDLE may be infected with malware – make sure to scan it with an antivirus tool.

If the file is infected, the malware that resides in the BUNDLE file hinders attempts to open it. It is advised to scan the system for viruses and malware as soon as possible or use an online antivirus scanner. BUNDLE file is infected with malware? Follow the steps suggested by your antivirus software.

2. Ensure the file with BUNDLE extension is complete and error-free

If the BUNDLE file was sent to you by someone else, ask this person to resend the file to you. During the copy process of the file errors may occurred rendering the file incomplete or corrupted. This could be the source of encountered problems with the file. If the BUNDLE file has been downloaded from the internet only partially, try to redownload it.

3. Ensure that you have appropriate access rights

There is a possibility that the file in question can only be accessed by users with sufficient system privileges. Log in using an administrative account and see If this solves the problem.

4. Verify that your device fulfills the requirements to be able to open iTunes

If the system is under havy load, it may not be able to handle the program that you use to open files with BUNDLE extension. In this case close the other applications.

5. Check if you have the latest updates to the operating system and drivers

Regularly updated system, drivers, and programs keep your computer secure. This may also prevent problems with Mac OS X Application Plug-in files. It is possible that one of the available system or driver updates may solve the problems with BUNDLE files affecting older versions of given software.

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