An indexCompactDirectory file extension is related to the Spotlight, an indexing tool included in macOS (OS X). An indexCompactDirectory file contains some kind of data.

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INDEXCOMPACTDIRECTORY file extension - macOS (OS X) spotlight data

What is indexCompactDirectory file? How to open indexCompactDirectory files?

File type specification:

Temporary file type icon Temporary file type

The indexCompactDirectory file extension is related to Spotlight, an indexing process of Mac OS X (macOS).

Whenever an USB flash disk is plugged to a Mac computer, Spotlights creates two hidden folders .trashes and .spotlight-V100 on it.

The indexCompactDirectory file is created inside the .spotlight-V100 folder.  These files are most likely used only for indexing purposes. 

The default software associated to open indexcompactdirectory 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:

This file type is not meant to be opened directly, there is no software that could open and work with it directly, or there is no information available in public sources about opening this file type. This is usually the case of some internal data files, caches, temporary files etc.

How to convert:

As far as we know, this .indexCompactDirectory 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 .indexCompactDirectory 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 indexCompactDirectory file, edit indexCompactDirectory file, convert indexCompactDirectory file, view indexCompactDirectory file, play indexCompactDirectory 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 indexCompactDirectory files.

Programs that can create indexCompactDirectory file - macOS (OS X) spotlight data

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

Apple macOS / Mac OS X:

Main software associated with indexCompactDirectory file by default:
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