Files with purgeable file extension are typically encountered as corrupted and thus renamed Time Machine backups.

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PURGEABLE file extension - Time Machine corrupted backup

What is purgeable file? How to open purgeable files?

File type specification:

Backup file type icon Backup file type

The purgeable file extension is mainly related to the Time Machine backup app on Mac OS X platform.

These files are backups which Time Machine deems corrupted and renamed them with purgeable file extension.

Should this happen, you will most likely need to create a new backup.

The default software associated to open purgeable file:

Time Machine icon

Apple, Inc. logoTime Machine  Apple macOS / Mac OS X software

Company or developer:
Apple, Inc.

Time Machine is backup utility developed by the Apple Inc. for Apple Mac OS X. Time Machine was introduced in the Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard as a core part of Mac OS X. Time Machine creates incremental backup of imported data stored in the computer. Time Machine is designed to work the Apple Time Capsule as well other internal and external drivers.

Disk Drill icon

Disk Drill  Apple macOS / Mac OS X software

Company or developer:

Disk Drill is the most user-friendly data recovery software for Mac, it can recover lost data from any disk you can mount to your Mac: USB flash thumb drives, cameras, card-readers, external hard drives, iPods (Shuffle, Nano, Classic, Mini), mobile phones, other Macs connected in target mode, etc. 

Help how to open:

Users report they were able to get some of the time from Purgeable files using the Disk Drill Media Recovery app.

How to convert:

It does not seem possible to recover *.purgeable file, you will need to make a new backup.

List of software applications associated to the .purgeable 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 purgeable file, edit purgeable file, convert purgeable file, view purgeable file, play purgeable 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 purgeable files.

Software which is able to fix, repair or recover purgeable file - Time Machine corrupted backup

Programs supporting the exension purgeable on the main platforms Windows, Mac, Linux or mobile. Click on the link to get more information about Disk Drill for recover purgeable file action.

Apple macOS / Mac OS X:

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