A crash file extension is related to the macOS (OS X) operating system for Apple Mac computers. A crash file stores diagnostic information about application.

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

empty icon.crash - Steam crash data

Detailed description

Software that open crash file

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CRASH file extension - Apple Mac Console report

What is crash file? How to open crash files?

File type specification:

Text file type icon Text file type

crash file icon: crash filetype icon

The crash file extension is associated with the Apple Mac OS X operating system for Apple Mac desktop and laptops.

macOS (Mac OS X) records a wealth of diagnostic information about virtually every application on the system, from routine status messages to detailed errors and warnings.

The Console utility allows you to monitor all of these logs from a central location, which is essential when you are trying to track down a problem, or just learn more about what goes on behind the scenes.

You can quickly search through thousands of messages, email logs, and delete the logs you no longer need. Console can automatically alert you when a specific system message occurs.

Location of OS X crash files:



Updated: May 6, 2024

The default software associated to open crash 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!

TextEdit icon

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

Company or developer:
Apple, Inc.

TextEdit is a native plain text editor distributed as a part of MacOS that can open and edit a variety types of text files.

Help how to open:

Use any text editor to view content of *.crash files from CrashReporter.

How to convert:

Probably can be exported to other formats.

List of software applications associated to the .crash 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 crash file, edit crash file, convert crash file, view crash file, play crash file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in File-Extensions.org'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 crash files.

Software that open crash file - Apple Mac Console report

Programs supporting the exension crash on the main platforms Windows, Mac, Linux or mobile. Click on the link to get more information about listed programs for open crash file action.

Apple macOS / Mac OS X:

Main software associated with crash file by default:
TextEdit small icon TextEdit
Other suggested software:
Sublime Text for Mac small icon Sublime Text for Mac

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