File Extension SPARSEIMAGE


File extension: SPARSEIMAGE
File type: Disk Image

Notes about the SPARSEIMAGE file extension:

To open this file type, a required software must be installed. Without it you only see a Windows message "The following file cannot be opened" (Windows 7) or "How do you want to open this file?" (Windows 10) if you double-click the file. There click on "More apps" and choose a suitable software to view such files on your PC or from email attachments.

The SPARSEIMAGE file type is primarily associated with 'OS X' by Apple Inc.. The sparse image (extension .sparseimage) is an improvement over the .dmg format for backups in that it could grow automatically in size as needed (up to a preset maximum). Prior to Leopard, Mac OS X used sparse images for things like local copies of your iDisk. The program TransMac, by Acute Systems, can both opan and create SPARSEIMAGE files on a PC.

Detailed information for file extension SPARSEIMAGE:

Primary association: OS X
Company: Apple Inc.
File classification: Archive
Related links: TransMac

To change file associations press Windows Key + X and then Apps and Features > Default apps > Choose default apps by file type. Invalid file associations could be the result of underlying issues within your Windows PC.

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