Files with _501 extension might be temporary data files from Mac OS X  (macOS) operating system by Apple.

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_501 file extension - Apple macOS (OS X) data

What is _501 file? How to open _501 files?

File type specification:

Temporary file type icon Temporary file type

_501 file icon: _501 filetype icon

File extension _501 is mainly associated with Apple Mac OS X (macOS) operating system.

A .501 file is a temporary file generated by Finder to store content of trash bin before it is actually deleted from the system.

Updated: June 5, 2020

The default software associated to open _501 file:

macOS icon

Apple, Inc. logomacOS  Apple macOS / Mac OS X software

Company or developer:
Apple, Inc.

macOS is Unix-based desktop operating system, a successor of Mac OS X system for MacBook-family, iMac, Mac Mini and Mac Pro computers, developed and sold by Apple, Inc.

Mac OS X icon

Apple, Inc. logoMac OS X  Apple macOS / Mac OS X software

Company or developer:
Apple, Inc.

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.

OS X operating system was replaced by new macOS in 2016!

Help how to open:

Probably not meant to be accessed by the user.

How to convert:

Probably cannot be converted to anything else.

List of recommended software applications associated to the ._501 file extension

Recommended software programs are sorted by OS platform (Windows, macOS, Linux, iOS, Android etc.)
and possible program actions that can be done with the file: like open _501 file, edit _501 file, convert _501 file, view _501 file, play _501 file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in's database).

Unspecified and all other actions for computer programs working with _501 file - Apple macOS (OS X) data

Click on the software link for more information about macOS. macOS uses _501 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.).

Apple macOS / Mac OS X:

Main software associated with _501 file by default:
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