SOCK file extension
The table below provides useful information about the .sock file extension. It answers questions such as:
- What is the .sock file?
- What program do I need to open a .sock file?
- How can the .sock file be opened, edited or printed?
- How can I convert .sock files to another format?
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1 extension(s) and 0 alias(es) found in database
✅ Linux Socket File
The SOCK file is a Linux Socket File. Linux is a family of open source Unix-like operating systems based on the Linux kernel. A socket is a special file used for inter-process communication, which enables communication between two processes.
Other types of files may also use the .sock file extension.
🚫 The .sock file extension is often given incorrectly!
According to the searches on our site, these misspellings were the most common in the past year:
Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?
We found the following similar file extensions in our database:
🔴 Can't open a .sock 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 .sock 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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