A vol file extension is related to the Volfs file system directory used by Mac OS X (macOS) and other BSD systems.

There are 2 other file types using
the VOL file extension!

empty icon.vol - Volume data

empty icon.vol - GEAR CD-ROM project

Detailed description

Software that open vol file

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VOL file extension - Volfs file system directory

What is vol file? How to open vol files?

File type specification:

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The vol file extension is associated with the Volfs file system directory.

Volfs file system directory - a directory in Mac OS X (macOS) used as a mount point for the "volfs" file system, which supports the Carbon File Manager APIs on top of the standard BSD file system.

Updated: November 22, 2018

The default software associated to open vol file:

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 .vol 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 vol file, edit vol file, convert vol file, view vol file, play vol file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in File-Extensions.org's database).

Unspecified and all other actions for computer programs working with vol file - Volfs file system directory

Click on the software link for more information about macOS. macOS uses vol 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 vol file by default:
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Mac OS X small icon Mac OS X

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