386 file extension - Windows virtual device driver
What is 386 file? How to open 386 files?
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The 386 file extension is associated with Windows 386 enhanced mode used by Microsoft Windows 3.x operating systems.
Enables computer running in enhanced mode to use Windows with virtual memory. It is some sort of swap file.
From Windows 95 this file format was replaced by vxd file.
This 386 file type entry was marked as obsolete and no longer supported file format.
This type of file is no longer actively used and is most likely obsolete. This is typically the case for system files in old operating systems, file types from long discontinued software, or previous versions of certain file types (like documents, projects etc.) that were replaced in higher versions of their original programs.
The default software associated to 386 file type:
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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.
List of recommended software applications associated to the .386 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 386 file, edit 386 file, convert 386 file, view 386 file, play 386 file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in File-Extensions.org's database).
- Others 386 file
Unspecified and all other actions for computer programs working with 386 file - Windows virtual device driver
Click on the software link for more information about Microsoft Windows 3.x. Microsoft Windows 3.x uses 386 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.).