Files with apple extension are mainly related to old Apple Unix operating system. Used in AppleSingle program.

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APPLE file extension - Apple AppleSingle data

What is apple file? How to open apple files?

File type specification:

Archive and compressed file type icon Archive and compressed file type

The apple file extension is associated with the Apple Mac Unix-based operating systems. AppleSingle format was introduced in the first Apple Unix operating system called A/UX. 

AppleSingle combines data forks (data files) and Finder meta file information into one single file with apple file extension.

AppleSingle format was popular to transport data between Apple systems through FTP, Web, e-mail etc. AppleSingle is similar file format to popular MacBinary.

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The default software associated to apple file type:

StuffIt for Mac icon

Smith Micro Software, Inc. logoStuffIt for Mac  Apple macOS / Mac OS X software

Company or developer:
Smith Micro Software, Inc.

StuffIt for Mac is archive utility that is able to create ZIP and SITX archives as well as extract 25 different formats including StuffIt, Zip, RAR and Tar.

Help how to open APPLE files:

Use Stuffit Expander should restore data from *.apple files.

How to convert file with extension APPLE:

As far as we know, this .apple 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.

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

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

  • Extract apple file

Applications that extract apple file - Apple AppleSingle data

Click on the link to get more information about listed programs for extract apple file action.

Apple macOS / Mac OS X:

Main software associated with apple file by default:
StuffIt for Mac small icon StuffIt for Mac
Other suggested software:
StuffIt Deluxe for Mac small icon StuffIt Deluxe for Mac
StuffIt Expander for Mac small icon StuffIt Expander for Mac

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