What is a .PANIC File And How To Open It

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Have you came across a file with the .panic extension and you don’t know what it is? You most likely know what the file is, but you might be unsure on how to open it. That’s why you are here! We have made this guide for you to learn more about the .panic file extension and how to open it.

What is a .PANIC file?

The .PANIC file extension stands for Kernel Panic File. The format of this file is text, and it is a system related files.

What to know

There is currently 1 software that can open the .panic file on 1 platform.

How to open a .PANIC file?

Below we have written a comprehensive guide on how to open the .PANIC file on various operating systems.

How to open a .PANIC file on Mac

The .panic file can be opened in 4 steps on Mac.

1. In the first step you need to download the Apple TextEdit software. You will be using this software in order to open the file.

Step 2

Step 2: Finding your .PANIC file

2. In the second step you need to locate the downloaded file. The file can be usually found in your /download/ folder if you don’t remember where you have downloaded it to.

Step 3

Step 3: Clicking “Open with”

3. In the third step, after locating your file, right click on it and click “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Choosing the software to open your file

4. In the fourth step, after clicking “Open with”, you should see the Apple TextEdit software that you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Mac.

Still cannot open the .PANIC file?

If you cannot open the .PANIC file, it is entirely possible that you are trying to open the wrong file. There are many similar file extensions that look like the .PANIC file.pano – Microsoft, .pap – tshsoft, .pap – Corel, .papa – Flipline Studios, .paperlibrary – Corel. You might be trying to open the wrong file, please recheck if you are trying to open the right file extension again.


In this article you have learned how to open the .PANIC file with the Apple TextEdit program on Mac.