File Extension Library

.SPARSEFS File Extension

  • Developer by: BlueStacks
  • Category: Data Files

What is an .SPARSEFS file?

.SPARSEFS file extension is created by BlueStacks. .SPARSEFS has been classified as Data Files.

.SPARSEFS is BlueStacks Data Folder

Folder used by BlueStacks, an Android emulator for Windows and OS X; contains multiple files that hold data for apps that are emulated in BlueStacks.

SPARSEFS is designed to hold a file system, which is used to emulate the embedded MultiMediaCard (eMMC). The folder most likely contains the root filesystem (root.fs), the kernel (kernel.elf), the initrd file (initrd.img), and the "custpack" (prebundled.fs).

NOTE: The SPARSEFS folder is only used by the Windows version of BlueStacks. It is located in the \Bluestacks\Android\ directory.

Common SPARSEFS Filenames

Data.sparsefs - The name of the folder that contains the data for an app emulated by BlueStacks.

List of all softwares that can open the BlueStacks Data Folder

How to Open .SPARSEFS file on different platforms

Open .SPARSEFS File on Windows

  • Right-click a .SPARSEFS
  • Left-click "Open With" > "Choose another app"
  • Select the program that opens .SPARSEFS file and Select check box "Always use this app to open .SPARSEFS files" Press "Ok"

Open .SPARSEFS File on Mac

  • Right-click (or Ctrl + Left-click) the .SPARSEFS file
  • Click "Open With" > "Other.."
  • Then choose another program from the app list and press "Open"
  • Select check box "Turn on" for "Always open in app"

Open .SPARSEFS File on Linux

Right click on the .SPARSEFS file, choose "Open with" and select a program from the list above

Open .SPARSEFS File on iPhone

Select a file. If you don't see an application to open the .SPARSEFS file, tap "Share" and choose the right app.
Method 2
Save the file. Then open the app «Files». Touch and hold the file, then release your finger. You will see a black menu bar. After that tap "Share" and select an application.

Open .SPARSEFS File on Android

Tap the Settings icon on an Android smartphone, then select «Applications». Click the Settings icon in the upper right corner of the screen, to change the default apps.
If you want to open, edit, save or even convert .SPARSEFS files on Android, then your best bet is to download one of the dedicated apps available on Google Play.

How to fix problems with .SPARSEFS files

  1. You need to update the application that you normally use to open .SPARSEFS files. Only the latest version of the software supports the current .SPARSEFS file format
  2. You need to check the .SPARSEFS file for viruses. To do this, you need to scan it with a popular antivirus (Norton, Nod32, Kaspersky, Dr.Web, etc.)