Files with theme extension can be generally found as desktop themes for early versions of Windows. Used to customize visual look of desktop or various applications.

There are 2 other file types using
the THEME file extension!

theme file icon.theme - Apple iDVD theme file

theme file icon.theme - GTK theme index file

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Software that works with theme file extension

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THEME file extension - Windows desktop theme

What is theme file? How to open theme files?

File type specification:

Settings, options, themes or skins file type icon Settings, options, themes or skins file type

theme file icon: theme filetype icon

The theme file extension was used for desktop theme files used originally  in Microsoft Windows 95 with Windows Plus! The enhancement software was later created for Windows 98 and Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7 as well.

A .theme file may contain background picture, colour schemes, icons, sounds and other elements used to customize the desktop. In later versions such files are found inside themepack files.

Other apps may also use their own themes, which are used for the very same purpose - to visually customize look of an app.

The default software associated to theme file type:

Microsoft Windows icon

Microsoft Corporation logo Microsoft Windows  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
  Microsoft Corporation

Microsoft Windows is a family of operating systems developed by the Microsoft Corp.. The first Windows was released in 1985 as a GUI add-on to MS-DOS.  MS-DOS based Windows versions were developed to 2000, when was released the last version called Windows ME. Windows based on NT core started in 1993. Windows NT family are developed to these days, the latest version is called Windows 10.

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Help how to open THEME files:

You can load up and apply these themes in Windows desktop customization control panel. May

How to convert file with extension THEME:

Themes cannot be easily converted, but there may be some workaround

Related links:

Theme file format description on MSDN

List of software applications associated to the .theme 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 theme file, edit theme file, convert theme file, view theme file, play theme file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in's database).

Click on the tab below to simply browse between the application actions, to quickly get a list of recommended software, which is able to perform the specified software action, such as opening, editing or converting of the theme files.

  • Import theme file
  • Settings theme file

Software that import theme file - Windows desktop theme

Click on the link to get more information about Microsoft Windows for import theme file action.

Microsoft Windows:

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