Files with patch extension are generally data files that contain fixes or patches for a program or software.

There is one other file type using
the PATCH file extension!

patch file icon.patch - Digidesign Structure audio

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Software that works with patch file extension

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PATCH file extension - Patch

What is patch file? How to open patch files?

File type specification:

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The patch file extension is generally used for files that contain computer software patches or fixes

A patch is a small piece of software designed to update or fix problems with a computer program or its supporting data. This includes fixing bugs, replacing graphics and improving the usability or performance. Though meant to fix problems, poorly designed patches can sometimes introduce new problems.

Also used by Unix program patch, which updates text files with instructions in a patch file.

Steam client also uses .patch suffix for game updates and patches.

The default software associated to patch file type:

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Valve Corporation logo Steam  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
  Valve Corporation

Steam is digital distribution and multiplayer platform. It is used to distribution of computer games, game updates and also has chat and in-game voices features. On Steam distribute many game developers, such as Electronic Arts, Activision, Bethesda Softworks, id Software etc. Steam is available for Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X and Playstation 3.

Help how to open PATCH files:

Some patch files, especially those on unix/linux platform, can sometimes be opened in text editors.

How to convert file with extension PATCH:

As far as we know, this .patch file type can't be converted to any other file format. This is usually the case of system, configuration, temporary, or data files containing data exclusive to only one software and used for its own purposes. Also some proprietary or closed file formats cannot be converted to more common file types in order to protect the intellectual property of the developer, which is for example the case of some DRM-protected multimedia files.

List of software applications associated to the .patch 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 patch file, edit patch file, convert patch file, view patch file, play patch file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in's database).

Click on the tab below to simply browse between the application actions, to quickly get a list of recommended software, which is able to perform the specified software action, such as opening, editing or converting of the patch files.

  • Open patch file
  • Create patch file
  • Others patch file

Software that open patch file - Patch

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Apple macOS / Mac OS X:

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