File Extension Database

Open CRX File

A CRX extension file is used to add additional features or themes to the Google Chrome web browser.

It is saved in a compressed format and can contain Javascript code and other files, such as images and executable programs.

CRX files are used to install browser add-ons such as games, ad blockers, and also various applications that can range from newsreaders to office packages.

Chrome extensions can be installed manually by dragging the CRX files to the Extensions window or you can also search for the extension and install it from this window.

From the Chrome Web Store you can also add CRX extensions to the browser. After clicking the 'Add +' button, Chrome downloads the extension, unpacks it, and then installs it without the need for the user to interact with the CRX file.

After installation, Chrome automatically deletes the CRX file.

As mentioned above, CRX files are compressed and use the .ZIP format, however, they cannot necessarily be opened by standard ZIP utilities, and you may require a specific application for this task.

The Opera web browser can also use CRX files with the Download Chrome Extension.

In summary, the applications that can open CRX files are:

Google Chrome

ZIP Utilities

How Can I Open CRX File on Windows

How Can I Open CRX File on Mac OS

How Can I Open CRX File on Android

If you downloaded a CRX file on Android device you can open it by following steps below:

How to Open CRX File on iPhone or iPad

To open CRX File on iOS device follow steps below:

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