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Found 65 file extension associations related to macOS and 56 file formats developed specifically for use with macOS.

Platform, operating system:  Apple macOS / Mac OS X icon Apple macOS / Mac OS X

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Developer: Apple, Inc.

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Developer / company: Apple

macOS (previously Mac OS X) is Unix-based desktop operating system for iMac, MacBook, MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, Mac Mini and Mac Pro computers, developed by Apple, Inc.

The first version of is called macOS Sierra and it is successor of OS X El Capitan. It is distributed as a free upgrade through Mac App Store.

Most applications for Macs are used by home and office users, students and creatives. However, more and more specilized engineering and scientific software are also available for macOS.

The information about older OS X system on File-extensions.org are available here.

new macOS Sierra features:

  • Siri
  • Photos
  • Apple Pay
  • iCloud Drive
  • Picture in Picture
  • Auto Unlock
  • Universal Clipboard
  • Apple File System

Compatible computers:

  • iMac Late 2009 or newer
  • MacBook Late 2009 or newer
  • MacBook Air 2010 or newer
  • MacBook Pro 2010 or newer
  • Mac Mini 2010 or newer
  • Mac Pro 2010 or newer

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macOS related articles:

How to reset NVRAM on Mac - Reset NVRAM of MacBook, MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, iMac, Mac Pro and Mac Mini.

How to reset SMC on Mac - Reset SMC of MacBook, MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, iMac, Mac Pro and Mac Mini.

Create macOS High Sierra USB bootable drive - Create USB macOS High Sierra installation drive with createinstallmedia, Finder and Disk Utility.

Create macOS Sierra USB bootable drive - Create USB macOS Sierra installation drive with createinstallmedia, Terminal, Finder and DiskMaker X applications.

macOS picturemacOS works with the following file extensions:

Note: You can click on any file extension link from the list below, to view its detailed information. The list of extensions used or otherwise associated with the application may not be complete, because many common file extensions on our website, such as jpg (pictures) or txt (text files), can be opened by a large number of applications, or are too general file format. However most, if not all directly associated file extensions should be listed with its appropriate program. Although its likely, that some file extensions may be missing from the list of associated file extensions with the application, yet they can be opened, be part of, or otherwise be associated with the program.

macOS default file extension associations

The most common file formats used with the specific file extensions

app file icon.app file extension is used for Mac application package or core system service

cnf file icon.cnf file extension is used for Network configuration file

dmg file icon.dmg file extension is used for Apple Mac disk image

dump file icon.dump file extension is used for Dump file

icns file icon.icns file extension is used for Apple icon graphic format

pkg file icon.pkg file extension is used for Apple macOS (OS X) installer package

plist file icon.plist file extension is used for Apple property XML list

thm file icon.thm file extension is used for Thumbnail bitmap image

Other file extensions or file formats developed for use with macOS

abcdg file icon.abcdgapdisk file icon.apdiskbaseconfig file icon.baseconfigbash_history file icon.bash_historybridgesupport file icon.bridgesupportca file icon.cacertsigningrequest file icon.certsigningrequestcsstore file icon.csstoredist file icon.distdonotpresent file icon.donotpresentds_store file icon.ds_storedvdr file icon.dvdrefi file icon.efifailurerequests file icon.failurerequestsfile file icon.filefpbf file icon.fpbfframework file icon.frameworkfseventsd file icon.fseventsdfseventsd-uuid file icon.fseventsd-uuidindexCompactDirectory file icon.indexCompactDirectoryinetloc file icon.inetlocinprogress file icon.inprogresskeytab file icon.keytablock_sync file icon.lock_syncmenu file icon.menumetadata_never_index file icon.metadata_never_indexosax file icon.osaxpkinstallsandboxmanager file icon.pkinstallsandboxmanagerprofile file icon.profileqlgenerator file icon.qlgeneratorqtz file icon.qtzsavedsearch file icon.savedsearchscbo file icon.scboservice file icon.servicespotlight-v100 file icon.spotlight-v100strings file icon.stringsstub file icon.stubsuit file icon.suitswidtag file icon.swidtagsystem file icon.systemterm file icon.termterminal file icon.terminaltool file icon.tooltrashes file icon.trasheswebloc file icon.weblocwflow file icon.wflowworkflow file icon.workflow_501 file icon._501

Common file extensions used by macOS

aae file icon.aaeapp file icon.appcnf file icon.cnfdmg file icon.dmgdump file icon.dumpicns file icon.icnspkg file icon.pkgplist file icon.plistthm file icon.thm

Other file extensions associated with macOS

abcdp file icon.abcdpapplescript file icon.applescriptclipping file icon.clippingdimg file icon.dimgfont file icon.fontndif file icon.ndifp10 file icon.p10spx file icon.spx

Comparison table of actions that macOS can perform with each of its associated file type beta

This table might not contain all possible associated or supported file types or may contain incorrect data.
If you need more information please contact the developers of macOS (Apple, Inc.), or check out their product website.

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aae

----------------Yes

abcdg

----------------Yes

abcdp

----------------Yes

apdisk

----------------Yes

app

Yes----------------

applescript

----------------Yes

baseconfig

---------------YesYes

bash_history

----------------Yes

bridgesupport

----------------Yes

ca

----------------Yes

certsigningrequest

----------------Yes

clipping

----------------Yes

cnf

---------------Yes-

csstore

----------------Yes

dimg

----------------Yes

dist

Yes----------------

dmg

----------------Yes

donotpresent

----------------Yes

ds_store

------Yes--------Yes-

dump

------Yes---------Yes

dvdr

Yes---------------Yes

efi

----------------Yes

failurerequests

----------------Yes

file

----------------Yes

font

----------------Yes

fpbf

----------------Yes

framework

Yes---------------Yes

fseventsd

------Yes---------Yes

fseventsd-uuid

------Yes---------Yes

icns

----------------Yes

indexCompactDirectory

------Yes---------Yes

inetloc

----------------Yes

inprogress

----------------Yes

keytab

----------------Yes

lock_sync

----------------Yes

menu

----------------Yes

metadata_never_index

------Yes--------YesYes

ndif

----------------Yes

osax

----------------Yes

p10

----------------Yes

pkg

Yes---------------Yes

pkinstallsandboxmanager

----------------Yes

plist

---------------Yes-

profile

----------------Yes

qlgenerator

--------Yes--------

qtz

YesYesYesYes--Yes-------Yes--

savedsearch

------Yes---------Yes

scbo

----------------Yes

service

----------------Yes

spotlight-v100

------Yes---------Yes

spx

YesYesYes---Yes-------Yes--

strings

----------------Yes

stub

----------------Yes

suit

----------------Yes

swidtag

----------------Yes

system

------Yes---------Yes

term

----------------Yes

terminal

---------------Yes-

thm

Yes----------------

tool

----------------Yes

trashes

------Yes---------Yes

webloc

----------------Yes

wflow

------Yes---------Yes

workflow

----------------Yes

_501

----------------Yes

 

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