Files with .shadowindexcompactdirectory file extension might be found as generated by SpotLight on Mac computers.

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SHADOWINDEXCOMPACTDIRECTORY file - macOS (OS X) Spotlight data

What is shadowindexcompactdirectory file? How to open shadowindexcompactdirectory files?

File type specification:

Temporary file type icon Temporary file type

The shadowindexcompactdirectory file extension is related to Spotlight, an indexing process of Mac OS X (macOS).

Whenever an USB flash disk is plugged to a Mac computer, Spotlights creates two hidden folders .trashes and .spotlight-V100 on it.

The shadowindexcompactdirectory file is created inside the .spotlight-V100 folder. These files are most likely used only for indexing purposes.

Updated: April 25, 2018

The default software associated to shadowindexcompactdirectory file type:

macOS icon

Apple, Inc. logomacOS  Apple macOS / Mac OS X software

Company or developer:
Apple, Inc.

macOS is Unix-based desktop operating system, a successor of Mac OS X system for MacBook-family, iMac, Mac Mini and Mac Pro computers, developed and sold by Apple, Inc.

macOS High Sierra (10.13) is including various new features, like digital personal assistant called Siri, new Apple Pay service, iCloud drive, new Messages app, Apple File System a successor of HFS+ and many more.

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:

Probably not meant to be accessed by the user.

How to convert:

Probably cannot be converted to anything else.

List of recommended software applications associated to the .shadowindexcompactdirectory 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 shadowindexcompactdirectory file, edit shadowindexcompactdirectory file, convert shadowindexcompactdirectory file, view shadowindexcompactdirectory file, play shadowindexcompactdirectory file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in File-Extensions.org's database).

  • Others shadowindexcompactdirectory file

Unspecified and all other actions for computer programs working with shadowindexcompactdirectory file - macOS (OS X) Spotlight data

Click on the software link for more information about macOS. macOS uses shadowindexcompactdirectory 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.).

Apple macOS / Mac OS X:

Main software associated with shadowindexcompactdirectory file by default:
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Mac OS X small icon Mac OS X

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