The File Extensions Database


.JFS File Extension

  • Developer by: Various Linux developers
  • Category: System Files

What is an .JFS file?

.JFS is Linux/Unix Journaling file system

The jfs file extension is associated with the Linux/Unix Journaling file system.

Journaling file systems use a journal to buffer changes to the file system (which is also used in crash recovery) but can use different strategies for when and what is journaled.


How to open:

A jfs files are used for internal purposes of Linux/Unix systems.

How to convert:

As far as we know, this .jfs file type can't be converted to any other file format. This is usually the case of system, configuration, temporary, or data files containing data exclusive to only one software and used for its own purposes. Also some proprietary or closed file formats cannot be converted to more common file types in order to protect the intellectual property of the developer, which is for example the case of some DRM-protected multimedia files.

How to solve problems with JFS files

  • Associate the JFS file extension with the correct application. On :
    Windows: Right click on any JFS file and then click "Open with" > "Choose another app". Now select another program and check the box "Always use this app to open *.JFS files". Mac: Right click (or Ctrl-click) the JFS 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 .JFS is Linux/Unix Journaling file system. Because only the current version supports the latest JFS file format. Search, therefore, e.g. on the Various Linux developers manufacturer website after an available .JFS is Linux/Unix Journaling file system update.
  • To make sure that your JFS file is not corrupted or virus-infected, get the file again and scan it with antivirus software.