CRX File Extension

CRX file icon
Chrome Extension
  • Developer
    Google
  • Popularity
    3.5 (18 votes)

What is CRX file?

CRX file extension is used by Google Chrome web browser. CRX is a Google Chrome plugin or extension installation file. CRX is in fact a package comprised of many various files, such as JS, JSON, or JavaScript files. CRX can also stoer images or executable programs used for installing other extensions.

Usage of CRX files

CRX files are used by Google Chrome for adding new features or functionalities to the browser or changing the UI using custom themes and interactive elements.

ZIP compression

CRX files used ZIP compression to make the file smaller and thus easier to share over the internet. CRX file can be opened using data archiving tools. However, some CRX files cannot be opened this way as they contain custom header section that is not recognized by standard tools.

CRX files – distribution and installation

Most CRX cane be downloaded and installed via through Chrome Web Store. After successful installation, the browser automatically deletes CRX file. Custom CRX files can be installed manually from the disk.

Programs that support CRX file

We hope we helped you solve the problem with the CRX file. If you do not know where you can download the application from our list, click on the link (which is the name of the program) - you will find more information there on the location where to download the secure setup version of the required application.

What else may cause problems?

There can be more reasons which determine that you are not able to open the CRX file (apart from the lack of the proper application installed).

First - the CRX file may be incorrectly associated with the application installed to support it. In this case, you need to change this association by yourself. To do this, right-click on the CRX file that you want to edit, click "Open with" and then select the program from the list that you have installed. After this operation, the problems with opening the CRX file should be solved.

Second - the file you want to open can simply be damaged. Then, the best solution is to find a new version of given file, or download it again from the same source as before (maybe for some reason in the previous session the download of the CRX file has not been completed and it cannot be opened properly).

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