What is a .SPARSEBUNDLE File And How To Open It – Apple (Simple Steps)


Have you downloaded a file with .sparsebundle extension, but you have never seen this extension before? Perhaps you know what the file is, but you simply don’t know how to open it. That’s why we have made this article! You will learn how to open the .sparsebundle file extension on various systems, what it is and how to work with it.

What is a .SPARSEBUNDLE file?

The .SPARSEBUNDLE file extension is from Mac OS X Sparse Bundle. This file extension belongs to the developer Apple. The file is a disk image file.

What to know

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

How to open a .SPARSEBUNDLE file?

In this part of the article we will show you how to open the .SPARSEBUNDLE file on various operating systems.

How to open a .SPARSEBUNDLE file on Mac

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

1. The first step is to download the Apple Disk Utility software. You will be using this software in order to open the file.

Step 2

Step 2: Finding your .SPARSEBUNDLE file

2. The second step is locating the downloaded file. If you don’t remember where you have downloaded your file to, you should check your /download/ folder as it usually gets automatically saved there.

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. After choosing the “Open with” option, you will have an option to choose the Apple Disk Utility software you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Mac.

Still cannot open the .SPARSEBUNDLE file?

If you are still unable to open the .SPARSEBUNDLE file, it might be because you are trying to open the wrong one. The .SPARSEBUNDLE file extension is similar to other file extensions such as: .sparsefs – BlueStacks, .sparseimage – Apple, .spb – Microsoft, .spb – Samsung, .spc – Software Publisher Certificate File. You might be trying to open one of them. Please recheck the file extension again.


In this article you have learned how to open the .SPARSEBUNDLE file with the Apple Disk Utility program on Mac.