Heap Snapshot Data Format

What is HEAPSNAPSHOT file?

Full format name of files that use HEAPSNAPSHOT extension is Heap Snapshot Data Format. HEAPSNAPSHOT file format is compatible with software that can be installed on Windows system platform. HEAPSNAPSHOT file format, along with 5741 other file formats, belongs to the Misc Files category. The most popular software that supports HEAPSNAPSHOT files is Chrome DevTools. Chrome DevTools software was developed by Google Inc., and on its official website you may find more information about HEAPSNAPSHOT files or the Chrome DevTools software program.

Programs which support HEAPSNAPSHOT file extension

The following listing features HEAPSNAPSHOT-compatible programs. Files with HEAPSNAPSHOT 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 HEAPSNAPSHOT file

Updated: 01/13/2021

How to open file with HEAPSNAPSHOT extension?

Being unable to open files with HEAPSNAPSHOT extension can be have various origins. On the bright side, the most encountered issues pertaining to Heap Snapshot Data Format files aren’t complex. In most cases they can be addressed swiftly and effectively without assistance from a specialist. The list below will guide you through the process of addressing the encountered problem.

Step 1. Get the Chrome DevTools

Install software to open HEAPSNAPSHOT file The most common reason for such problems is the lack of proper applications that supports HEAPSNAPSHOT files installed on the system. To address this issue, go to the Chrome DevTools developer website, download the tool, and install it. It is that easy The full list of programs grouped by operating systems can be found above. One of the most risk-free method of downloading software is using links provided by official distributors. Visit Chrome DevTools website and download the installer.

Step 2. Update Chrome DevTools to the latest version

Update software that support file extension HEAPSNAPSHOTIf you already have Chrome DevTools installed on your systems and HEAPSNAPSHOT files are still not opened properly, check if you have the latest version of the software. It may also happen that software creators by updating their applications add compatibility with other, newer file formats. If you have an older version of Chrome DevTools installed, it may not support HEAPSNAPSHOT format. All of the file formats that were handled just fine by the previous versions of given program should be also possible to open using Chrome DevTools.

Step 3. Set the default application to open HEAPSNAPSHOT files to Chrome DevTools

If you have the latest version of Chrome DevTools installed and the problem persists, select it as the default program to be used to manage HEAPSNAPSHOT on your device. The process of associating file formats with default application may differ in details depending on platform, but the basic procedure is very similar.

Associate software with HEAPSNAPSHOT file on Windows

The procedure to change the default program in Windows

  • Choose the Open with entry from the file menu accessed by right-mouse clicking on the HEAPSNAPSHOT file
  • Select Choose another app → More apps
  • Finally select Look for another app on this PC, point to the folder where Chrome DevTools is installed, check the Always use this app to open HEAPSNAPSHOT files box and conform your selection by clicking OK button
Associate software with HEAPSNAPSHOT file on Mac

The procedure to change the default program in Mac OS

  • From the drop-down menu, accessed by clicking the file with HEAPSNAPSHOT extension, select Information
  • Proceed to the Open with section. If its closed, click the title to access available options
  • From the list choose the appropriate program and confirm by clicking Change for all....
  • Finally, a This change will be applied to all files with HEAPSNAPSHOT extension message should pop-up. Click Continue button in order to confirm your choice.

Step 4. Check the HEAPSNAPSHOT for errors

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

Check HEAPSNAPSHOT file for viruses
1. Check the HEAPSNAPSHOT file for viruses or malware

Should it happed that the HEAPSNAPSHOT is infected with a virus, this may be that cause that prevents you from accessing it. It is advised to scan the system for viruses and malware as soon as possible or use an online antivirus scanner. If the HEAPSNAPSHOT file is indeed infected follow the instructions below.

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

If you obtained the problematic HEAPSNAPSHOT file from a third party, ask them to supply you with another copy. 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. It could happen the the download process of file with HEAPSNAPSHOT extension was interrupted and the file data is defective. Download the file again from the same source.

3. Check if the user that you are logged as has administrative privileges.

Sometimes in order to access files user need to have administrative privileges. Log in using an administrative account and see If this solves the problem.

4. Make sure that the system has sufficient resources to run Chrome DevTools

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

5. Ensure that you have the latest drivers and system updates and patches installed

Up-to-date system and drivers not only makes your computer more secure, but also may solve problems with Heap Snapshot Data Format file. It may be the case that the HEAPSNAPSHOT files work properly with updated software that addresses some system bugs.

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