Opening a .kext file

Discussion in 'macOS' started by komatsu, Mar 10, 2016.

  1. komatsu macrumors 6502

    Sep 19, 2010
    I am implementing a suggested fix for corrupt OS X 10.9.5. I think I found a solution on the internet (see below). I can get as far as IOPlatformPluginFamily.kext but that is all. But when I try to open this file, it seems to be blank inside? Can a kext file be opened.

    suggested solution which I am following is: I have got as far as bold.

    1. Go to About this mac under the apple in the upper left and click on More info [done]
    2. Click on system report [done]
    3. make a note of what it says after Model Identifier [done]
    4. go to your master drive – System -Library – Extensions – IOPlatformPluginFamily.kext [done]
    -Contents –[???] Plugins – ACPI_SMC_PlatformPlugin.kext – Contents – Resources – find the name from step 3 and move it to a folder that you can find again if needed.
    3. Restart and you’re done
  2. ScoobyMcDoo macrumors 65816

    Nov 26, 2007
    Austin, TX
    In step 4, when it says "Contents", you have to first right click on the .kext file and choose "Show package contents", then the contents folder will show up.
  3. komatsu thread starter macrumors 6502

    Sep 19, 2010
    Thanks Scooby.

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