The .setup file extension is related to the Setup Assistant a part of Apple Mac OS X and used for its document files.

There is one other file type using
the SETUP file extension!

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SETUP file - Apple Mac OS X Setup Assistant document file

What is setup file? How to open setup files?

File type specification:

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setup file icon: setup filetype icon

The SETUP file extension is associated with the Apple Mac OS X Setup Assistant tool used to setup operating system after first start of Apple Mac computer, or clean installation of Mac OS X operating system. The .setup file stores various data for internal use of Setup Assistant.

The default software associated to setup file type:

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:

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 .setup 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 .setup 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 setup file, edit setup file, convert setup file, view setup file, play setup file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in's database).

  • Others setup file

Unspecified and all other actions for computer programs working with setup file - Apple Mac OS X Setup Assistant document file

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