KEXT file extension - Apple Mac kernel extension
What is kext file? How to open kext files?
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kext file icon:
The kext file extension is related to Mac OS X (macOS) operating system.
A kext file is a kernel extension. They're generally used for device drivers and other things that need to modify the system at the lowest level. They're not the same as classic Mac OS extensions, as many of the things that classic Mac OS extensions did are done differently in Mac OS X.
Since kernel extensions aren't protected by Mac OS memory protection, developers are encouraged to stay away from writing them unless they absolutely have to. Even then, Mac OS X (macOS) can dynamically load them, so chances are you'd rarely have to add anything to Mac OS's Extensions folder.
The default software associated to kext file type:
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OS X or Mac OS X is Unix-based operating system developed by Apple Inc. for Macintosh computers. It contains basic core applications for everyday use, such as Finder basic file manager, Safari for Internet browsing, QuickTime for video, iTunes for managing audio data and iPod, iOS devices management , iMessage instant messaging, Mail, Contacts, Calendar and many more.
The latest version 10.11 of OS X is called El Capitan. It is available to purchase on Mac App Store as well as is distributed with new Mac computers and notebooks. It includes features to improve the security, performance, design and usability.
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List of recommended software applications associated to the .kext file extension
Recommended software programs are sorted by OS platform (Windows, Mac OS X etc.) and possible program actions
that can be done with the file: like open kext file, edit kext file, convert kext file, view kext file, play kext file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in File-Extensions.org's database).
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Unspecified and all other actions for computer programs working with kext file - Apple Mac kernel extension
Click on the software link for more information about Mac OS X. Mac OS X uses kext file type for its internal purposes and/or also by different way than common edit or open file actions (eg. to install/execute/support an application itself, to store application or user data, configure program etc.).