Files with localized suffix can be typically found on Mac computers. They are used for localization purposes and contains texts used in OS X (macOS) user interface.

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LOCALIZED file extension - macOS (OS X) system localization file

What is localized file? How to open localized files?

File type specification:

System file type icon System file type

localized file icon: localized filetype icon

File extension localized is best known for its use in Mac OS X (now known as macOS) operating system for computers produced by Apple.

It seems that .localized files are used for system localization of the system. These contains texts shown on the various GUI elements in the OS.

The default software associated to open localized 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!

Help how to open:

These files are used by Mac OS X / macOS for system localization and are not meant to be accessed directly by the user.

How to convert:

It does not seem to be possible to convert .localized files to anything else.

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

Unspecified and all other actions for computer programs working with localized file - macOS (OS X) system localization file

Click on the software link for more information about Mac OS X. Mac OS X uses localized 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:

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