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CORE file extension

The table below provides useful information about the .core file extension. It answers questions such as:

  • What is the .core file?
  • What program do I need to open a .core file?
  • How can the .core file be opened, edited or printed?
  • How can I convert .core files to another format?

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1 extension(s) and 0 alias(es) found in database

✅ Linux Core Dump Data

CORE file is a Linux Core Dump Data. A core dump is a file containing a process's address space when the process terminates unexpectedly.
CORE format description not yet available
Application: GDB
Mime-type: application/octet-stream
Magic number: -
Magic string: -
Sample: -
CORE aliases:
CORE related links:
CORE related extensions:

Other types of files may also use the .core file extension.

🚫 The .core file extension is often given incorrectly!

According to the searches on our site, these misspellings were the most common in the past year:

coe, cor, cord, cre, ore

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

We found the following similar file extensions in our database:

Xilinx CORE Generator Coefficients
Trimble Corrected SSF
CYANA DG Cartesian Coordinate File
Visual Studio Cord Data
Infinity Engine Creature
Ore Executable

🔴 Can't open a .core file?

When you double-click a file to open it, Windows examines the filename extension. If Windows recognizes the filename extension, it opens the file in the program that is associated with that filename extension. When Windows does not recognize a filename extension, you receive the following message:

Windows cannot open this file:


To open this file, Windows needs to know what program you want to use to open it...

If you don't know how to set the .core file association, check the FAQ.

🔴 Can I change the extension of files?

Changing the filename extension of a file is not a good idea. When you change a file's extension, you change the way programs on your computer read the file. The problem is, changing the file extension does not change the file format.

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