A run file extension is mainly related to the Unix and Unix based operating systems. A run file stores program installation archive and commands for installing it to operating system.

There are 5 other file types using
the RUN file extension!

empty icon.run - Runscanner saved data

empty icon.run - ISAPI Loader data

empty icon.run - Rune map

empty icon.run - Softworks Basic data

empty icon.run - Alto Executive (Exec) program executable

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RUN file extension - UNIX Shell Installer installation archive

What is run file? How to open run files?

File type specification:

Source code and script file type icon Source code and script file type

The run file extension is associated with the UNIX and other Unix-based operating systems, like Linux, FreeBSD, NetBSD that are available for various computer platforms.

The run file stores data archive and executable commands for Unix Shell Installer. *.run file is used to install programs and system data (drivers) to Unix operating systems.

The default software associated to open run file:

Unix icon

The Open Group logoUnix  Linux/Unix software

Company or developer:
The Open Group

A multi-tasking operating system for various platforms, the first version of UNIX was released in 1969. It is developed by AT&T as well as various commercial vendors, universities and non-profit organizations. Traditional Original Unix systems have characteristics of Version 7 Unix or UNIX System V. Unix Specification have Mac OS X, Mac OS X Server, Solaris, AIX, HP/UX, z/OS etc. Other systems, such as Linux and BSD are called Unix-like or Unix system-like.

Linux operating systems icon

Various Linux developers logoLinux operating systems  Linux/Unix software

Company or developer:
Various Linux developers

Linux is family of Unix-based operating systems. Linux kernel supports variety of devices such as desktop computers, smart phones, tablet computers, routers, video game consoles etc. Linux is also leading operating system for servers. Linux is available for free in many distributions on the Internet.

Popular distributions for desktops are Ubuntu, Fedora, openSUSE, Debian. For servers are variants of Red Hat, Xandros, Slackware, Debian, SUSE etc.

Operating system for smart phones called Android is also based on Linux. Nokia developed Linux based operating systems for smart phones called MeeGo and Maemo.

FreeBSD icon

The FreeBSD Foundation logoFreeBSD  Linux/Unix software

Company or developer:
The FreeBSD Foundation

FreeBSD is operating system based on BSD Unix. FreeBSD supports variety of hardware and processor platforms. It is vary popular to use on Internet and Intranet servers. FreeBSD is compatible with Linux. Linux popular GUIs Gnome and KDE can be run on the FreeBSD. FreeBSD is also part of Mac OS X system core.

NetBSD icon

NetBSD Foundation, Inc. logoNetBSD  Linux/Unix software

Company or developer:
NetBSD Foundation, Inc.

NetBSD is free Unix operating system based on Berkeley Software Distribution operating system. NetBSD is designed to high performance and stability. NetBSD supports about 57 hardware platforms and 15 different processor architectures. 

SunOS icon

Sun Microsystems, Inc. logoSunOS  Linux/Unix software

Company or developer:
Sun Microsystems, Inc.

SunOS is Unix operating system for workstations and servers. SunOS is based on BSD Unix. From SunOS version 5 is based on Unix System V and called Solaris.

Solaris icon

Oracle Corporation logoSolaris  Other operating systems or devices software

Company or developer:
Oracle Corporation

Solaris also known as Oracle Solaris is Unix operating system with GUI for x86-64 and SPARC platforms. It is successor of SunOS operating system. It can be used on workstations as well as on servers.

Help how to open:

Use Unix Shell Installer to open *.run files.

How to convert:

Probably cannot be converted to anything else.

List of software applications associated to the .run 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 run file, edit run file, convert run file, view run file, play run file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in File-Extensions.org'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 run files.

Software that open run file - UNIX Shell Installer installation archive

Programs supporting the exension run on the main platforms Windows, Mac, Linux or mobile. Click on the link to get more information about listed programs for open run file action.


Main software associated with run file by default:
Unix small icon Unix
Linux operating systems small icon Linux operating systems
FreeBSD small icon FreeBSD
NetBSD small icon NetBSD
SunOS small icon SunOS

Other operating systems or devices:

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