JSON File Extension

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JavaScript Object Notation Format
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What is JSON file?

Files with the .JSON extension contain data stored in text format, using notation inspired by the subset of the JavaScript, with the UTF-8 encoding. Precise description of data in JSON format can be found in the RFC 4627 document. Among others, it is used to transfer information across a network.

Contained data may include:

  • Strings,
  • Double-precision floating-point values,
  • Logic statements
  • A table comprised of the above mentioned elements,
  • Objects.

Detailed information

Objects and tables can be nested on multiple levels. Although the syntax of JSON files is based on JavaScript, they are used within applications written in different programming languages. In JavaScript, in order to be used, it requires utilising a proper library. Data analysis regarding syntax uses commands such as parse, and eval.

We hope we helped you solve the problem with the JSON 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 JSON file (apart from the lack of the proper application installed).

First - the JSON 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 JSON 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 JSON 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 JSON file has not been completed and it cannot be opened properly).

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