I found several 'CRX' files in my 'downloads' folder.I understand they're Chrome Extention files. For what, I don't know. I keep getting the message"Windows cannot open these files". Why can I not open my own files, even if I put them there by mistake.I don't know what they are,let alone delete them. Anyone have a clue? 'Cause I sure don't!
asked Jan 05 '13 at 12:42
You are correct, .CRX files are Chrome extension files so you will need Google chrome installed to open the files.
Before opening them, be aware that .CRX is a compressed file format and can contain executable files and therefore can contain viruses or malware in the same way that .zip files can contain malware.
Unless you are sure that the files are safe then do not open them.
To open them
answered Jan 06 '13 at 08:29