The File Extensions Database


.DAMAGE File Extension

  • Category: Ransomware encrypted Files

What is an .DAMAGE file?

.DAMAGE is Damage ransomware affected file

File extension damage seems to be mainly related to a ransomware that appeared first in late February 2017 and was labeled the same - Damage.

Much like similar ransomware, it encrypts user files and then changes the suffix from the original to damage.


How to open:

Unfortunately, we do not have any information about any decryptor for .damage files, yet.

How to convert:

Only once your files have been recovered can they be converted to suitable alternatives.

How to solve problems with DAMAGE files

  • Associate the DAMAGE file extension with the correct application. On :
    Windows: Right click on any DAMAGE file and then click "Open with" > "Choose another app". Now select another program and check the box "Always use this app to open *.DAMAGE files". Mac: Right click (or Ctrl-click) the DAMAGE file, then click "Open with" > "Other...". Then choose another program and check the "Always Open With" box. Linux: Right click on the file, and select "Open with" and choose another program. iPhone: Tap the file. If you do not see an app to open the file, then tap Share "Share" and choose an app. Alternatively, save the file. Then open the Files app Files app. There long-press on the file, then release your finger. You will see a black menu bar. Then tap "Share" and select an app. Android: Tap the Settings icon on your smartphone, then tap on the Apps section. There tap the Options icon in the top right-hand corner of the screen to change the default apps.
  • Update your software that should actually open .DAMAGE is Damage ransomware affected file. Because only the current version supports the latest DAMAGE file format. Search, therefore, e.g. on the manufacturer website after an available .DAMAGE is Damage ransomware affected file update.
  • To make sure that your DAMAGE file is not corrupted or virus-infected, get the file again and scan it with antivirus software.