The MKEXT file extension is related to the Mac OS X Mach kernel (XNU) files used to store kernel extension memory cache.

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MKEXT file - Mac OS X Mach kernel extension memory cache

What is mkext file? How to open mkext files?

File type specification:

System file type icon System file type

mkext file icon: mkext filetype icon

The MKEXT file extension is related to Mach, which was an operating system kernel research project at the Carnegie-Mellon University that started in 1985 and ended on October 1994. While there is still some work being done at CMU most development and support on the Mach Kernel is done elsewhere.

The default software associated to mkext file type:

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

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Unspecified and all other actions for computer programs working with mkext file - Mac OS X Mach kernel extension memory cache

Click on the software link for more information about Mac OS X. Mac OS X uses mkext 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.).

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