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286 file extension - Microsoft Windows virtual device driver

What is 286 file? How to open 286 files?

File type specification:

System file type icon System file type

286 file icon: 286 filetype icon

Device driver used by Microsoft Windows 3.X in standard mode.

The default software associated to 286 file type:

Microsoft Windows 3.x icon

Microsoft Corporation logo Microsoft Windows 3.x  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
  Microsoft Corporation

Windows 3.X is a popular operating system used in early 90s with graphical user interface and multitasking. The first version (3.0) was released in 1990 and last version (3.11 for Workgroups) in 1993. Windows 3.X is not independent operating system like Windows NT core based systems, but it need pre-installed MS-DOS system to run. It was the first version of Windows that uses virtual device drivers (VXD) and virtual memory features. In 1995 was replaced by Windows 95.

Help how to open 286 files:

Unless there are suggested applications listed below the extension description, that are able to open the system files, there is usually no way to directly open or access system files as their functionality is only as part of the operating system.

Any attempts to edit system files is strongly discouraged, as it can cause the system to be corrupted and not work properly.

How to convert file with extension 286:

Unless there are suggested applications listed below the extension description, that are able to convert the system files, there is usually no way to convert system files into any other file format.

Any attempts to rename system files is strongly discouraged, as it can cause the system to be corrupted and not work properly.

List of recommended software applications associated to the .286 file extension

Recommended software programs are sorted by OS platform (Windows, Mac OS X etc.) and possible program actions
that can be done with the file
: like open 286 file, edit 286 file, convert 286 file, view 286 file, play 286 file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in File-Extensions.org's database).

  • Others 286 file

Unspecified and all other actions for computer programs working with 286 file - Microsoft Windows virtual device driver

Click on the software link for more information about Microsoft Windows 3.x. Microsoft Windows 3.x uses 286 file type for its internal purposes and/or also by different way than common edit or open file actions (eg. to install/execute/support an application itself, to store application or user data, configure program etc.).

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