Files with kext file extension can be commonly found as system files in Mac OS X (macOS) operating system. Kernel files.

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KEXT file extension - Apple Mac kernel extension

What is kext file? How to open kext files?

File type specification:

System file type icon System file type

kext file icon: kext filetype 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.

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 open kext file:

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!

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.

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 .kext 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 kext file, edit kext file, convert kext file, view kext file, play kext file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in's database).

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.).

Apple macOS / Mac OS X:

Main software associated with kext file by default:
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