ROCK File Extension

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Rockbox Plug-in
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What is ROCK file?

ROCK filename suffix is mostly used for Rockbox Plug-in files. Rockbox defined the Rockbox Plug-in format standard. ROCK files are supported by software applications available for devices running Linux, Mac OS, Windows. ROCK file belongs to the Plugin Files category just like 140 other filename extensions listed in our database. The most popular program for handling ROCK files is Rockbox, but users can choose among 2 different programs that support this file format. On the official website of The Rockbox Crew developer not only will you find detailed information about theRockbox software, but also about ROCK and other supported file formats.

Programs which support ROCK file extension

The list that follows enumerates programs compatible with ROCK files, divided into 3 categories based on operating system on which they are available. Files with ROCK 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 ROCK file

Windows Windows
Linux Linux

How to open file with ROCK extension?

There can be multiple causes why you have problems with opening ROCK files on given system. Fortunately, most common problems with ROCK files can be solved without in-depth IT knowledge, and most importantly, in a matter of minutes. We have prepared a listing of which will help you resolve your problems with ROCK files.

Step 1. Get the Rockbox

Problems with opening and working with ROCK files are most probably having to do with no proper software compatible with ROCK files being present on your machine. The solution to this problem is very simple. Download Rockbox and install it on your device. The full list of programs grouped by operating systems can be found above. If you want to download Rockbox installer in the most secured manner, we suggest you visit The Rockbox Crew website and download from their official repositories.

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

If you already have Rockbox installed on your systems and ROCK files are still not opened properly, check if you have the latest version of the software. Sometimes software developers introduce new formats in place of that already supports along with newer versions of their applications. The reason that Rockbox cannot handle files with ROCK may be that the software is outdated. The most recent version of Rockbox is backward compatible and can handle file formats supported by older versions of the software.

Step 3. Set the default application to open ROCK files to Rockbox

If the issue has not been solved in the previous step, you should associate ROCK files with latest version of Rockbox you have installed on your device. The method is quite simple and varies little across operating systems.

Change the default application in Windows

  • Right-click the ROCK file and choose Open with option
  • Next, select the Choose another app option and then using More apps open the list of available applications
  • Finally select Look for another app on this PC, point to the folder where Rockbox is installed, check the Always use this app to open ROCK files box and conform your selection by clicking OK button

Change the default application in Mac OS

  • By clicking right mouse button on the selected ROCK file open the file menu and choose Information
  • Open the Open with section by clicking its name
  • 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 ROCK extension message should pop-up. Click Continue button in order to confirm your choice.

Step 4. Check the ROCK for errors

You closely followed the steps listed in points 1-3, but the problem is still present? You should check whether the file is a proper ROCK file. Being unable to access the file can be related to various issues.

1. Verify that the ROCK in question is not infected with a computer virus

Should it happed that the ROCK 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 ROCK file is indeed infected follow the instructions below.

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

If the ROCK file was sent to you by someone else, ask this person to resend the file to you. It is possible that the file has not been properly copied to a data storage and is incomplete and therefore cannot be opened. It could happen the the download process of file with ROCK 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. Switch to an account that has required privileges and try opening the Rockbox Plug-in file again.

4. Check whether your system can handle Rockbox

If the systems has insufficient resources to open ROCK files, try closing all currently running applications and try again.

5. Verify that your operating system and drivers are up to date

Regularly updated system, drivers, and programs keep your computer secure. This may also prevent problems with Rockbox Plug-in files. It may be the case that the ROCK files work properly with updated software that addresses some system bugs.

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