.kext

File Type Mac OS X Kernel Extension IconMac OS X Kernel Extension
File Format Standard
Usage Referenced by an application; not meant to be opened manually
Rank ★ ★ ☆  Average
Description

Extension file used by a specific program or hardware device; often a device driver used by peripheral devices; primarily found in the /System/Library/Extensions folder.

KEXT files should not be manually moved or removed, since this can cause Mac OS X to kernel panic, which causes the computer to freeze.

Open With
macOS

IconApple OS X

Updated February 2, 2007
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