File Extension CRX

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    Google Chrome Extension Installer File Format
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Have you encountered a problem with a CRX file? Don’t you know which program opens a file with this extension? You will find all the information you need about working with a CRX file here. In the further part of this page we have added a list of programs that should open your CRX file. It is enough you choose a proper application for your operating system, download and install it.


The CRX file extension marks install packages of extensions, themes, or plugins for the Google Chrome web browser. CRX files add new or enhanced functionality to Chrome, such as ad blocking, tab management, or search engine options.

CRX files are a compressed archive and include js, json, html and images files. Although most extensions can be installed directly via the Install button of a web page, CRX files can also be added to the browser via drag & drop.

Programs which can open a CRX file

How to open a CRX file? Advice and guidance

Absolutely most often appearing reason that prevents you from opening the CRX file is the lack of a proper application to support it in your operating system. It is notably the first thing you need to address. When one of the programs to support a CRX file from the list is already installed, you can try to rerun the file. The system should display a message asking you to choose a primary application to support CRX files. At this point we are looking for disk space where the application was installed in and we can link it with a CRX file. Since then, our operating system will use the selected program to support all CRX files.

Other issues

Despite the described problem with CRX there may be many more problems. If the existing operations were not effective, get involved with the following matters:

- verify that the CRX file is not damaged and that it has been downloaded or copied in whole
- verify that the file has a file extension that has not been intentionally changed (for example, if it do not contain other information than its extension suggests)
- make sure again whether the CRX file type is linked in the operating system with a proper program
- make sure that the file is not infected with a virus and you have up to date software and drivers.

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