An appref-ms file extension is associated with the Microsoft Windows and .NET Framework.

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Software that open appref-ms file

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APPREF-MS file extension - Application Reference data

What is appref-ms file? How to open appref-ms files?

File type specification:

Program executable file type icon Program executable file type

appref-ms file icon: appref-ms filetype icon

The appref-ms file extension is related to Microsoft Windows operating system.

These files are some sort of shortcut used for programs based on Microsoft .NET framework.

They are used by Microsoft ClickOnce program.

The default software associated to open appref-ms file:

Microsoft Windows icon

Microsoft Corporation logoMicrosoft Windows  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
Microsoft Corporation

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 Microsoft Windows 11.

Microsoft Visual Studio icon

Microsoft Corporation logoMicrosoft Visual Studio  Multiplatform software

Company or developer:
Microsoft Corporation

Microsoft Visual Studio is an integrated development environment (IDE) used to create applications for Microsoft Windows, Windows Mobile, .NET Framework, Silverlight as well as dynamic websites and web applications. Visual Studio is available for Windows and Mac.

Help how to open:

Use Visual Studio to work with *.appref-ms files.

How to convert:

Probably cannot be converted to anything else.

List of software applications associated to the .appref-ms file extension

Recommended software programs are sorted by OS platform (Windows, macOS, Linux, iOS, Android etc.)
and possible program actions that can be done with the file: like open appref-ms file, edit appref-ms file, convert appref-ms file, view appref-ms file, play appref-ms 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 appref-ms files.

Software that open appref-ms file - Application Reference data

Programs supporting the exension appref-ms on the main platforms Windows, Mac, Linux or mobile. Click on the link to get more information about listed programs for open appref-ms file action.

Microsoft Windows:

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