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Details of the .patch file extension

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

  • What is the .patch file?
  • What program do I need to open a .patch file?
  • How can the .patch file be opened, edited or printed?
  • Where can I find the specifications for .patch?
  • Which MIME-type is associated with the .patch extension?
  • How can I convert .patch files to another format?
  • What are other, similar filename extensions to .patch?

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

.diff file extension details

Diff Output

Diff Output .diff file icon
DIFF file is a Diff Output. Diff is a file comparison utility that outputs the differences between two files on Unix systems.
Category: Other files
Application: GNU Diff
Mime-type: application/octet-stream
Magic number: -
Magic string: -
Sample: -
DIFF aliases:
DIFF related links:
DIFF related extensions:
Patch Reject File

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

open .patch file

Can't open a .patch 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:

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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 .patch file association, check the FAQ.

.patch file extension

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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