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SQUASHFS file extension

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

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

✅ SquashFS Image

SquashFS Image .squashfs file icon
The SQUASHFS file is a SquashFS Image. Squashfs is a compressed read-only filesystem for Linux. Squashfs is intended for general read-only filesystem use, for archival use (i.e. in cases where a .tar.gz file may be used), and in constrained block device/memory systems (e.g. embedded systems) where low overhead is needed.
Category: Disk Image files
Application: squashfs-tools (Linux)
Mime-type: application/octet-stream
Magic number: -
Magic string: -
Sample: -
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Other types of files may also use the .squashfs file extension.

🔴 Can't open a .squashfs 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 .squashfs 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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